Thursday, January 21, 2016

Drug Deal Gone Bad Ends in Murder

Suspect Facing Capital Murder Charge

San Antonio, TX - Joshua Eric Williams, 21, was arrested tonight by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Converse Police Department (CPD), where it is alleged that Williams committed Capital Murder.

On December 23, 2015, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Williams. Tonight, through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force officers located Williams hiding out in an apartment complex located in the 2500 block of Babcock Road, on the northwest side of San Antonio. Task force officers observed Williams walking through the parking lot of the apartment complex, identified themselves, made contact, and took him into custody without incident.

On December 1, 2015, Williams allegedly shot and killed a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 300 block of Converse Center Street, in Converse, TX. Reports stated that Williams and the victim were allegedly involved in a drug deal gone bad that resulted in Williams shooting, killing, and robbing the victim. Williams fled the scene in a getaway vehicle and subsequently struck another vehicle as he exited the apartment complex. After a thorough investigation by CPD Homicide detectives, a warrant was issued for Williams’ arrest. Williams remained a fugitive on the run until he was arrested tonight.

Williams is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “Williams was on the run for quite some time, but our task force officers didn’t give up on the hunt, nor did they let him catch his breath. It was only a matter of time before our task force officers locked in on his location and affected the arrest.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

    New Braunfels Police Department
    San Antonio Police Department
    San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
    Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
    Comal County Sheriff’s Office
    Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
    Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
    Texas Office of The Attorney General
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of the Inspector General
    Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
    U.S. Marshals Service

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