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3rd arrest made in theft, deadly shooting outside hookah lounge; suspect bragged on Instagram, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A suspect who allegedly posted Instagram pictures of a shooting sufferer’s belongings and bragged about his dying has been arrested, data with the Bexar County Jail present.

Joseph Robert Ortiz, 19, is the third individual arrested this week in the deadly shooting of Takhai Charles Michael, 20, outside a Northeast Side hookah lounge on May 29, in response to data.

He was charged with aggravated theft and capital homicide, data present. San Antonio police beforehand introduced that Nathan Cruz Sanchez, 22 and Aaron Trevino, 20, had been every arrested on a cost of capital homicide.

Nathan Sanchez and Aaron Trevino have every been charged with capital homicide, in response to SAPD. (San Antonio Police Department)

Arrest warrant affidavits detailed the scene outside the Blow Hookah Lounge in the 3900 block of Eisenhauer, the place police stated Michael was killed in entrance of his girlfriend whereas combating again towards a bunch of people that robbed them at gunpoint.


Police stated that Michael was sitting in a automobile together with his girlfriend and a few of their mutual buddies. They had been approached by a person who confronted their good friend and pulled that individual’s hair. The man then pointed a gun at Michael and his girlfriend as 5 others surrounded the automobile to rob them, police stated.

During the incident, Michael was punched by two suspects whereas the others, together with Ortiz, stole their objects, together with Michael’s gold necklace, his cellphone and his girlfriend’s purse, police stated.

As Michael tried to get their belongings again, Sanchez and Trevino shot him a number of instances, police stated.

The suspects fled in completely different automobiles, and Michael was pronounced useless on the scene.

Surveillance footage from the scene confirmed Ortiz additionally used a gun throughout the theft, the affidavit states. He additionally allegedly stole extra objects from Michael after he was shot useless, together with his backpack.

Police stated inside an hour of the shooting, Ortiz posted photos of Michael’s belongings on Instagram with the caption ”he died in entrance of his b****.”


The affidavit states that he confessed to robbing Michael at gunpoint, stealing objects from him after he was killed, and posting photos of the stolen objects on Instagram.

A warrant for his arrest was issued on Wednesday. His bond is about at $450,000, data present.

San Antonio police stated Trevino and Sanchez had been arrested on Tuesday.

Trevino was arrested in Hutchinson, Kansas, after touring there with Sanchez in the times after the shooting, data present. Sanchez was arrested in San Antonio.

Police stated that Trevino is anticipated to be extradited to San Antonio and booked into the Bexar County Jail.

At this time it’s unclear if the opposite three suspects are going through expenses in the shooting and theft.

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