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18-year-old arrested, charged in deadly MLK Day shooting in east San Antonio

SAPD arrested 18-year-old Ol Wallace on Tuesday, charged with murder and four counts of aggravated assault.

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting that killed one and injured four others at a Martin Luther King Day gathering.

SAPD arrested 18-year-old Ol Wallace on Tuesday, charging him with murder and four counts of aggravated assault.

60-year-old Johnnie Mobley was killed in the Jan. 17 shooting. It happened around 7 p.m. on the 400 block of Spriggsdale Avenue. A little more than a week later, police have a suspect in custody.

KENS 5 spoke with Sondra Booker who said she dated Mobley. She said he was a father and a loving man.

"Johnnie was shot three times out there at Santa's," she said. "I just dropped to the ground. How am I supposed to feel?"

Investigators say Mobley was shot while standing in the parking lot. He managed to run to his truck and tell his friend he had been hit before he passed out. 

According to the arrest affidavit, one of the victims identified Wallace as the shooter because she recognized him from a place where she used to live, and that victim believes Wallace was targeting a young man standing near a food truck.

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Police said about 30 people were in a parking lot when gunfire rang out, and at the time they believed that a suspect fled on foot.

"Regardless, this is just a terrible, tragic way to end Martin Luther King Day," an officer at the scene said.

Officer Ricardo Guzman said in an update Tuesday that the suspect was found by SAPD's rapid response team and U.S. Marshals, and taken into custody without incident.

The officer also said that five people in total were shot, and that there was no word on other suspects. Police say that the motive for the shooting remains unclear, and that they weren't sure if Wallace was a participant in the celebration before he allegedly opened fire.

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