SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A man who was killed trying to stop a robbery at a San Antonio, Texas, mall is being hailed as a good Samaritan, and police have arrested two suspects who will face murder charges.
“What we have here is a robbery gone really, really bad,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. “It’s absolutely senseless.”
Police say two men tried to rob a Kay Jewelers store Sunday in the Rolling Oaks Mall. McManus said shopper Jonathan Murphy tried to intervene and was fatally shot.
A second shopper, who had a gun and a concealed carry license, shot and wounded one of the suspects, who was reported to be in critical condition.
The wounded suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital. Police found the second suspect, Jason Matthew Prieto, 34, after a car wreck that occurred about 20 minutes later.
Police said six other people were injured and taken to a hospital.
“Prayers for all affected by this robbery & shooting in San Antonio at Rolling Oaks Mall. Justice for the robbers & killers,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted.
Both suspects will be charged with capital murder and two counts of aggravated robbery, police said.