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What we know: 2 dead, 5 injured, suspect arrested in shooting at music venue along San Antonio River Walk

The suspect, taken into custody Monday after a 16-hour manhunt, was apparently set to perform at the venue the night of the shooting.

San Antonio Police have arrested 19-year-old Kiernan Williams in connection to Sunday's deadly shooting at a bar along the San Antonio River Walk. 

Credit: Williams

Williams has previous charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, per court records. 

The teen will be charged with two counts of capital murder and may face additional charges. 

During an afternoon press conference, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus provided basic information on the case. 

Detectives, through investigation and information received from a variety of sources, developed probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for capital murder for Williams.

The 19-year-old was arrested Monday afternoon without incident, at a home off of Zarzamora Street. 

According to a flyer that was posted on Ventura's social media accounts, Williams was set to perform at the venue the night of the incident (the flyer has since been taken down). Not long before the gunfire reportedly erupted, Williams also went live from his Instagram account; in the video, he can be seen in the presence of two SAPD officers who apparently responded to a noise complaint filed by a neighbor. 

Chief McManus confirmed that Williams knew the victim that the "initial altercation" started with, prior to the shooting. As far as SAPD is concerned, Williams is believed to have acted alone in the shooting.  

In regards to the safety of the Mission Reach area of the Riverwalk, Chief McManus said, "The River Walk is safe. Always has been. Always will be."

There's "no comment" at this time from Ventura, but an employee told KENS 5 anyone who left cell phones or keys can come pick up their items.

A spokesperson for the San Antonio Police Department told KENS 5 that four of the victims injured were teens between the ages of 16 and 19 years old. A 46-year-old woman was also injured.

Police have stated that the shooting was not a random incident, and detectives have determined that at least one of the victims knew the suspect.


Two people were killed and five other victims were injured in a shooting inside a venue along San Antonio's Museum Reach portion of the River Walk.

One of the victims has been identified as 25-year-old Alejandro "Alex" Robles. KENS 5 reached out to his family and they told us that his girlfriend, Brittany was injured. Alex leaves behind a 5-year-old son.

GoFundMe accounts have been set up for both of them; Martinez's can be found here, and Robles's here.

Credit: GoFundMe

A second victim was later identified as 20-year-old Robert Jay Martinez III. He died at the scene, police said.

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Officers were called to Ventura, a bar in the 1000 block of Avenue B, shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. 

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said an argument led to the shooting inside the club. The individuals who were shot were patrons at the club. One victim died at the venue; another 6 were transported to the hospital, where one was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The second victim killed in the shooting has not been identified.

Sunday night, Chief McManus said he is confident that a suspect will be identified and in custody soon.

Hours after the shooting, officials continued their investigation at the bar.

SAPD officers combed the River Walk with flashlights in hand in search of clues and possible signs of the suspect still at large.

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According to an event flyer, more than 20 artists were performing at the venue. The concert was called "Living the Dream," and written across the flyer is the message, "We Shall Overcome." 

Credit: KENS 5

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