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Second arrest made in shooting of Uber driver

March 25, 2019

A second arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of a local Uber driver, according to San Antonio police.

Joe Albert Gover, 25, was arrested Saturday by the Robbery Task Force and charged with aggravated robbery

. His bond was set at $150,000.

The weapon believed to have been used in the shooting was also recovered, police said.

Kim Troy Williams, 51, was shot twice in the abdomen at about 8:20 a.m. Thursday after he had picked up two passengers at an unknown location and drove them to the 7400 block of New Laredo Highway, the Express-News previously reported.

Police made the first arrest in the case late Friday when they apprehended Jesus Luna, 18, and charged him with aggravated robbery.

While Luna denied taking part in the incident to media as he was led away in handcuffs Friday night, police reported in a release Sunday that Luna “confessed to his involvement” in the incident.

Gover and Luna were seen on surveillance video getting into Williams’ car, according to a warrant from SAPD. Williams described the two suspects to the first officer who responded to the shooting, and noted the tattoos on Gover’s face, the warrant said.

He is in a medically induced coma, and underwent a fourth surgery Sunday, according to a post on a Gofundme page created by his family.

Williams, who works at a T.J. Maxx distribution warehouse, joined Uber to earn extra money for his daughter’s ninth birthday party, his family said.

“He’s such a sweet guy,” Amy Williams, the victim’s sister-in-law, said. “He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He likes to smile and laugh and loves hanging out with his daughter.”

A GoFundMe account set up by Williams’ family to help cover his medical expenses had raised more than $13,000 as of Sunday.

Staff Writer Jacob Beltran contributed to this report.

LTeitz@express-news.net