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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 14, 2016 Chris Bozeman, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Affairs Officer (PAO)
Western District of Texas – San Antonio (210) 657-8500
Gas Station Shooter Arrested
Suspect Facing Murder Charge
 

LSFTF logoSan Antonio, TX - William Boyd Porter, 43, was arrested this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), where it is alleged that Porter committed murder.

This morning, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Porter. This afternoon, through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force officers located Porter in the 3700 block of Binz-Engleman Road, on the northeast side of San Antonio. Task force officers identified themselves, made contact with Porter, and took him into custody without incident.

On December 25, 2015, Porter allegedly shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a gas station located in the 2000 block of Goliad Road, on the southeast side of San Antonio. Reports stated that Porter and the victim were involved in an altercation that escalated to Porter retrieving a handgun and shooting the victim once in the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. After a thorough investigation by SAPD Homicide detectives, a warrant was issued for Porter’s arrest today.

Porter is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, I’m truly proud of our task force officers for hunting this fugitive down and affecting the arrest soon after the warrant became active. I can’t imagine the pain felt by the victim’s family, but my hope is that they can rest a little easier knowing that justice will be served.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • New Braunfels Police Department
  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
  • Texas Office of The Attorney General
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of the Inspector General
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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