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18-year-old suspect arrested for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend, another man

An arrest affidavit outlines multiple pieces of evidence alleging that Lazerith Carrillo shot and killed Alyssa Perez, 26, and Edward Acosta Jimenez III, 32.

SAN ANTONIO — Police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man for murdering his ex-girlfriend and another man.

The victims were found shot and killed inside a vehicle on the northwest side on Friday morning, according to officials with the San Antonio Police Department. Police said they found the victims with multiple gunshot wounds before 2 a.m. near the 400 block of Trudell Drive. 

They were identified as 32-year-old Edward Acosta Jimenez III and 26-year-old Alyssa Perez. 

According to an affidavit, Jimenez lived on that block and his mother called police when she found the bodies in the car outside of her home. She told police she didn't recognize the vehicle or the other victim. Police added they found several projectiles and shell casings at the scene, along with a plastic cup they obstained fingerprints from. 

Over the course of their investigation, police say, Perez's family told them that she left home that night and didn't return, and that she kept her ID in her phone case and kept both with her. They said she had just broken up with her boyfriend, who they knew only as Laz or Lazerith. One family member told police Perez had said  he shot at her car after she dropped him off the week before.

Police say they reviewed a neighbor's security camera that captured the shooting just after midnight. It showed a man walking away from the scene wearing a long-sleeved black top, black pants and white sneakers. 

Investigators found that Lazerith Carrillo was arrested for attempting to steal a vehicle along the 8300 block of Dudley just hours after the murders, and in the same area of town. Police said Carillo pulled out a gun but fled when the victim's friend came outside. 

He was eventually taken into custody a short time later, his outfit matching the description of the figure seen via surveillance camera. He was also found with two cell phones, one of them belonging to Perez. An affidavit states investigators believe Carrillo made several calls from Perez's phone after the murders, but before the attempted robbery.

Police said Perez's family confirmed Carrillo was her ex-boyfriend. According to the affidavit, his gun was the same caliber as the evidence found at the murder scene, and they matched the shell casings. It also states they searched the victims' phones and found that Carrillo had communicated with both of them on the day of the crime. The prints on the cup found in the car also matched Carrillo's.

Police say Carrillo said he knew both victims, but denied being involved in their murder. He has been arrested and charged with the capital murder of multiple persons.

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