Two individuals have been apprehended in connection with a fatal shooting at an East Side apartment complex, as revealed in an arrest affidavit.
Scottie Ferguson, aged 34, and Dmantrey Massengale, aged 21, are facing murder charges linked to a shooting incident that occurred on August 8.
San Antonio police responded to a call in the 1500 block of Upland Road, where they discovered 33-year-old Eddie Edwards Jr. with a gunshot wound to his chest. Sadly, he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Shortly after this incident, officers in a different area reacted to a report of a shooting in progress in the 1300 block of Culebra Road near Northwest 18th Street.
Massengale was encountered in a white SUV, flagging down an ambulance, with a gunshot wound to his left arm. The SUV sped away immediately after he exited the vehicle.
According to Massengale, he was shot at an apartment on Upland Road. However, investigators found inconsistencies between his statements and video footage from the complex.
Surveillance footage depicted Massengale and Ferguson in the white SUV with an unidentified third individual, parked near the road. The video showed the two walking alongside the third person and waiting in the hallway, who then entered Edwards’ apartment.
Police noted that Massengale appeared to be waiting for something as he gazed up at the unit. After a brief wait, Massengale and Ferguson, the latter wearing a white balaclava mask, entered Edwards’ apartment. Roughly 30 seconds later, they were seen rushing out of the unit and into the SUV, while the third person fled on foot, according to the affidavit.
Both men were officially tied to the case through evidence collected at the scene and multiple surveillance footage recordings. Massengale was found wearing the same clothes seen in surveillance footage, which were also collected as evidence when he was treated for his gunshot wound at the hospital. Additionally, Ferguson’s cellphone was recovered at the scene.
Ferguson confessed to being with Massengale on the night of the shooting and claimed that they were confronted by Edwards when they entered his apartment, resulting in the shooting.
Records indicate that Ferguson is currently held at the Bexar County Jail with a bond set at $150,000, while information on Massengale’s bond has yet to be updated.