“A robbery gone really bad.”
That was the description given by San Antonio Police Chief William McManus as two men attempted a daring robbery of a Kay Jewelers at Rolling Oaks Mall on Sunday afternoon. But they were confronted by two good Samaritans—one armed—who happened to be shopping at the same time.
McManus continued, “There was a fatality. One of the citizens who tried to intervene and stop the robbery was shot by one of the suspects.” However, the other citizen, who was carrying a handgun and his carry permit, shot one of robbers. After a brief exchange of gunfire, the second suspect escaped through the mall, firing as he ran. This first robber is in critical condition at a nearby hospital, while the second suspect—35-year-old Jason Matthew Prieto—was arrested later in the evening. Both face charges of aggravated robbery and capital murder in the death of the man who tried to stop the crime.