On Friday, March 24, 2023. shortly after 12:30 pm, San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a male subject that had been shot at a residence in the 100 block of Williamson Lane in the Willis area of San Jacinto County. Deputies as well as investigators immediately responded to the scene. A deputy assigned to the Special Operations Division was first on the scene and entered the residence. The deputy located a young adult male lying flat on a bed in the bedroom with a large amount of blood present. The deputy began assessing the subject for any potential signs of life and determined the male had no pulse and no respirations. The deputy located at least two gunshot wounds on the victim. The victim was later identified as Sean Velasquez, 19, of Coldspring.
Sheriff Capers along with patrol deputies and investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division arrived on the scene and continued the investigation. Deputies and investigators began interviewing the female reporter who was subsequently transported to the Sheriff’s Office for further questioning and tested for residual gunshot residue analysis.
Sheriff Capers believes this is an isolated incident resulting from a dating relationship altercation between two males and a female. One of the males is suspected to be an ex-boyfriend and the deceased is the current boyfriend. The female informed deputies the ex-boyfriend who was the shooter left the scene in a gray-colored passenger car toward the Cypress Area in Harris County. The vehicle had heavy rear damage to the trunk area.
Investigators have identified the ex-boyfriend as Joshua Escobar, age 19, and are currently looking for the subject. Based on the investigation and a statement from the female witness, investigators have filed a warrant for the murder on Joshua Escobar.
The San Jacinto County District Attorney’s Office made the location of the shooting and is assisting the Criminal Investigation Division with this investigation.
Escobar resides in the Cypress area of Harris County. Escobar was last seen driving a 2017 Toyota Yaris, gray in color, with damage to the rear of the vehicle, THe Toyota is bearing Texas license plate RZZ-3025, If you know the potential whereabouts of Escobar or have any information that can help investigators, you are urged to contact local law enforcement or the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office. Do not approach or attempt to apprehend Escobar as he is considered armed and dangerous.
Bond on this murder charge has been set at $1,000,000.
I see a pattern of who seems to be committing the most crime in our area. We should probably go ahead and finish that border wall…
The bowl haircut will fit right in on Death Row. I’m with Ron White. We need a death row express lane.
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