A Southwest Side home invasion that left one man dead early Wednesday was motivated by images of guns, money and narcotics found on social media, court records state.
David Escobedo, 51, was shot to death after three men forced their way into an apartment in the 6200 block of Old Pearsall, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
Two suspects, Jose Sanchez, 30 and Fidencio Badillo, 57, were arrested Thursday and charged with murder.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a third suspect, identified as 29-year-old Henry Lozano, police said.
The series of events that led to the fatal shooting began with the alleged abduction of a 23-year-old man at gunpoint by six people.
The man told police that he was taken to a house on the West Side where his captors took away his cell phone and began looking through his social media profiles, Sanchez's arrest warrant affidavit said.
When the group found pictures of guns, money and drugs, they demanded that the man take them to the objects, the affidavit states.
The man told police three suspects took him to the apartment complex. One suspect had an assault rifle, another had a snub-nosed revolver and the third had a handgun, the warrant states.
When they arrived at the apartment on Pearsall, the man rang the doorbell. Another man inside looked through the peephole and immediately recognized the man at the door as someone his family had known since childhood.
As soon as the man in the apartment opened the door, investigators said the three suspects forced their way inside. Their faces were covered, witnesses said in the affidavit.
The man who answered the door was pushed behind it as two of the suspects began fighting with Escobedo.
Another witness, who was asleep in a bedroom, awoke to a gunshot and grabbed his handgun. He told police he walked out of the bedroom where he saw a man in a black hoodie.
The suspect's face was half covered, and he had a gun in his hand, the affidavit states.
The two took shots at one another, the affidavit states. The witness missed and was instead hit in the neck.
As the gunshots were going off, the man who led police there was pulled inside by one of the suspects, investigators said.
The man then ran to a balcony and jumped, landing on a grassy area, he told police.
Before the three suspects walked out, a witness said that one suspect returned and fired a shot into Escobedo's back as he lay on the ground inside the apartment.
Escobedo died at the scene, police said. His body was found outside the apartment in the breezeway, the affidavit said.
The witness who was hit in the neck was taken to University Hospital where he underwent surgery.