1 of 3 suspects in San Marcos armed robbery still on the loose

One man is jailed, one hospitalized and one still sought in connection with an attempted robbery at a San Marcos Apartment complex May 27 during which shots were fired.

Law enforcement from throughout Hays County responded as the incident was initially believed an active shooter situation. 

The city of San Marcos said today in a press release that suspects later identified as Mauricio Jose Berrios, 24, and Airton Mosquera, 20 robbed a resident of the Sadler House Apartments on Sadler Drive shortly after 5 p.m. 

One of the two male victims shot Berrios in the leg and, as he was attempting to flee the scene, Berrios fell down a stairwell and broke his leg. Witnesses told police they saw him helped into a white Lexus. A third suspect fled in a black Jeep.

Witnesses at the scene provided the Lexus license plate number to SMPD, who sent out notices to law enforcement in surrounding areas, including Houston as the Lexus was registered in Houston, to be on the lookout for the suspected offenders and their reported vehicles,” the city’s release said.

At around 8 p.m., Berrios and Mosquera showed up at Houston Methodist West Hospital in Katy. Mosquera was treated and released and arrested on a warrant for aggravated robbery. Berrios was transferred to Ben Taub Hospital for further treatment.

Kyle Police were among responders to the hospital, and helped to hold Mosquera until San Marcos officers could arrive on the scene. No information was released about the third suspect.

Police said money, guns and drugs were subsequently recovered from the victim’s apartment.

The incident led to a police order for residents in the vicinity to seek shelter and that travelers should avoid the area.

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