Murder suspect that led police on high speed chase identified

One vehicle ended up in flames as result of chase

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - Update: John Michael Zimmers, 19, has been identified as the man who led police on a high speed chase Thursday night.

Zimmers has been charged with the murder of Gloria Stephanie Rodriguez who was shot and killed Tuesday in the 6600 block of Pecan Valley, according to San Antonio police.

Zimmer will also faces felony evading and possession of marijuana charges.

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A man suspected in connection with a killing led San Antonio police on a high speed chase Thursday night, reaching speeds up to 90 mph before crashing into an O'Reilly Auto Parts.

Officers were searching for the man near Pecan Valley when the suspect took off on the highway with a female companion in the car.

Bexar County Sheriff's officers were also involved in trying to capture the suspect who cut through neighborhoods trying to escape.

The man crashed his car into another vehicle that caught fire before crashing into the auto parts store where he was detained by police.

A man, a woman and two children were inside the vehicle that caught fire.

The children were not injured and the two adults were taken to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect and his female companion were taken to a local area hospital with minor injuries.

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