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San Marcos drug deal goes bad, buyer shoots at seller after getting robbed

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A San Marcos man is facing charges for shooting at his potential marijuana seller when the deal didn’t go down as planned late Thursday night.

San Marcos police say they got a report of gunshots being fired in the area of Crest Drive at around 11:10 p.m. Thursday.

Witnesses told police they saw the driver of a white passenger car shoot his gun at a dark older model BMW in the cul-de-sac of Crest Drive.

Those witnesses followed the white car until San Marcos police officers were able to catch up and get him stopped.

Just before police performed what is called a high risk stop — where officers do not approach a car on a traffic stop and command the occupants to get out — the driver called police saying he was being followed and didn’t know why.

Police say 20-year-old Dillon Snethkamp was arrested and admitted to having a handgun in his car, but said he was leaving a friend’s house.  When he was told what witnesses saw him do, he changed his story.

Police say Snethkamp admitted he contacted another person on social media and arranged to meet with the intention of buying some of the other guy’s marijuana.

However, Snethkamp said during that planned transaction, the seller pulled out a gun and robbed him of his cash.

The seller went back to his BMW and drove off.  Snethkamp followed the seller and when he made a U-turn in the cul-de-sac, he fired two shots at the other car as they passed each other.

Snethkamp was charged with deadly conduct, possession of a controlled substance and unauthorized carry.

The seller has not contacted San Marcos police and it is not know if there are any gunshot victims.

If you have information about the seller, you are asked to contact San Marcos police at 512-753-2108.


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