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UPDATE: Three San Antonio teens suspected in early morning carjackings, drive-by shooting

KTSA/Katy Barber - Two San Antonio Police Officers are on the scene after three teenagers were taken into custody following a series of violent crimes early Wednesday.

UPDATE 8:23 p.m.

BEXAR COUNTY (KTSA News) — Three teens are now facing aggravated robbery charges for a series of crimes early Wednesday morning.

San Antonio police say they were able to produce enough probable cause to connect the trio — an 18-year-old male, a 17-year-old male, and a 15-year-old male — to three separate robberies.  Detectives were able to recover several weapons and police believe they were used during the robberies.

Each suspect will be charged with three counts of aggravated robbery.

Additional reporting by KTSA’s Dennis Foley.

ORIGINAL:

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Three San Antonio teenagers were arrested early Wednesday and police are investigating their involvement in a series of violent crimes that took place across the San Antonio’s south and southwest sides.

The series of crimes began at 2 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Mayfield when a Dodge Nitro was reportedly stolen at gunpoint by several suspects. Police said the same Dodge Nitro was involved in a drive-by shooting at 4:15 a.m. in the 800 block of Oletha Street. No injuries as a result of the shooting were reported.

At 6 a.m., the Dodge Nitro was involved in a carjacking on Sussex Avenue and police said that vehicle has already been recovered.

The 18-year-old, 17-year-old and 15-year-old Hispanic males were taken into custody without incident around 8 a.m. in the 800 block of Price Avenue after police observed them leaving the Dodge Nitro that was reported stolen.

“A South patrol officer observed that vehicle here in the 800 block of Price, they surrounded the house and three individuals peacefully surrendered,” San Antonio Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Rodriguez said. “…They were seen leaving that stolen vehicle, but it’s part of the investigation. Ultimately, the robbery detectives and people involved will determine what charges, if any, they will face.”

Police said there is an active investigation taking place and this story will be updated as it develops.

 

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