Social media posts help police track down suspects in overnight crime spree

3 people arrested, 1 on the run

By Katrina Webber - Crime Fighters Reporter, Tim Stewart - Photojournalist, Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police say a post on social media has helped them track down three suspects in an overnight crime spree.

One other man who was believed to have been involved managed to get away from officers.

According to police, the group is responsible for an incident on the West Side of town in which a home and several cars were sprayed with bullets around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the victims identified possible suspects by name and were able to give them a description of the car involved, a gold sedan with a burnt out headlight.

They say about an hour after the initial incident, the same car and suspects went back, pointed a gun at a man and fired a shot into the air.

No one was hit by the gunfire either time.

Police said they later received a tip that, based on a social media post, they could find the group in the area of FM 78 and Gibbs-Sprawl Road.

Officers went to the location and spotted the gold sedan in the parking lot of a QuickTrip gas station.

As the suspects walked into the store, police arrested two of them, a man and teenage girl.

Two of the men ran away, but police did capture one of them. They said the fourth suspect got away, although they do know his name.

Investigators searched the car and found several spent shell casings inside, police said. 

In addition to the shots fired incident, the group also is suspected of robbing a man in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store on North Foster Road.

That robbery happened around 3:30 a.m. and involved suspects in a gold sedan, police said.

Officers at the scene said they learned of the robbery while they were arresting the suspects. 

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