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Suspect in Northeast Side homicide left phone, ID at crime scene

November 22, 2018

A man accused in a shooting last month that left one dead and two injured at a home on the Northeast Side was arrested Monday.

Gregory Dylan Garrett, 23, was charged with murder in the death of 22-year-old James Perez Jr., according to court records.

On Oct. 25 at about 6 p.m., Garrett and another woman arrived at a home in the 4000 block of Mystic Sunrise, according to a a San Antonio Police report. When a resident answered their knocks on the door, they let themselves in and shot three people, killing one and critically injuring two, the report said.

Garrett and the woman then ran to a gray pickup they had parked outside the home and fled the scene, police said.

Perez died at the scene while two other men were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition.

Among the items found in the home was a hoodie containing Garrett’s cell phone, Social Security card, Texas ID card, and his Texas Department of Criminal Justice offender card, police said.

Garett was previously convicted of possession of marijuana and theft between $100 and $750, according to court records.

Police also were able to identify Garrett and the woman through tips from Crime Stoppers.

A person called police days before Garrett’s arrest saying that he received a message from the woman involved in the shooting. She told him that “she screwed up and was going to disappear,” the affidavit states.

She told the caller that the “homeboy she was with dropped his phone and gun,” according to the affidavit. The phone contained all of his identifying info, police said.

Detectives interviewed both shooting survivors and neither of them knew Garrett or the woman.

It is unclear whether the woman was arrested or will face charges in the attack.

Police have not indicated a motive for the shootings.

Jacob Beltran is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | | Twitter: @JBfromSA

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