On April 23, 2023, the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) covert unit and officers from the SAPD Street Crimes Unit arrested the 22 year-old Jer Anthony Pleasant on two active warrants for murder.
The suspect was linked to TWO separate, recent murder cases. In both Murder scenes, fingerprints were found, identifying the suspect and placing him at each scene. There were also spent shell casings recovered at both crime scenes, linking the shell casings to the same weapon. Our detectives from the SAPD homicide unit were able to use forensic evidence to collaborate and gather enough probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect, and both of these murders.
In both murders, the suspect had communication with the victims, using an online dating application prior to meeting with and committing the murders.
The SAPD covert unit conducted surveillance on the wanted suspect, and were able to arrest the suspect who was found in possession of a handgun, that was the same caliber that was found at both murder crime scenes.
Great work to our Homicide detectives, the Covert Unit, and the SAPD Street Crimes for their collaboration and apprehending the suspect.