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San Marcos suspect in May murder turns himself in

The shooting occurred May 30 at the Redpoint Apartments in San Marcos.
Credit: Hays County Jail

SAN MARCOS, Texas — A man accused of shooting and killing a woman at a San Marcos apartment complex in May has turned himself in to the Hays County Jail.

Steven Deshawn Crawford, 20, surrendered Wednesday, according to the San Marcos Police Department.

On the evening of May 30, officers responded to a shooting at Redpoint Apartments, formerly The Woods, which is located at 650 River Road. 

Upon arrival, officers located a deceased woman with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was identified as 20-year-old Ivoryana Chante Ballard.

The SMPD Criminal Investigations Division had immediately initiated a murder investigation and identified Crawford as a suspect in Ballard's death and issued an active arrest warrant.

At the time, it was the second homicide in San Marcos this year.

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