Wounded man stops to buy chocolate milk before driving himself, injured woman to hospital

Couple shot in car on West Olmos

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - A 31-year-old man stopped to buy and drink chocolate milk in a store moments after he and a 23-year-old woman were shot, police said.

According to a police report, the couple drove at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to 1609 West Olmos Drive, where the woman got out of a Dodge Charger and knocked on the door and windows of a home.

A 26-year-old man armed with a shotgun confronted the woman, Cassandra Talamantez, and told her to leave, police said.

Talamantez got into the car, and the driver, John Alvear, pointed a pistol at the man, police said.

The man opened fire on the couple, hitting Alvear in the chest and hand. Talamantez was hit in her right thigh.

Alvear took off and stopped at a store at 1119 Vance Jackson Road, went inside and drank some chocolate milk, the report said. He then drove to TEXSAN Methodist Hospital at 6700 Interstate 10 West and entered the hospital, leaving Talamantez in the vehicle.

Hospital staff retrieved Talamantez and stabilized her, the report said.

Alvear and Talamantez were taken to University Hospital, where they underwent surgery.

Police said the Charger, which was reported stolen April 10, had a large amount of what appeared to be stolen property inside it.

Charges are pending against Alvear and Talamantez, who were arrested on outstanding warrants.

The police report didn't indicate whether the man who shot the couple would be charged.

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