SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – Police in San Marcos are searching for two men who, they say, attacked and shot at another man in a convenience store parking lot.
Police say the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday night.
Oscar Alcantara, a Sunny’s Food Mart employee, started his shift as usual and had already helped a few customers before he heard an argument in the parking lot.
“He came flying by, I look, I heard a big ol’ hit and the next thing I know I look behind me right through this crack and I saw him backing up with a gun,” said Alcantara. “As soon as I saw the gun I was like ‘nah I’m not staying here anymore’ and the first thing I thought was to keep the customer safe so I took her out to the side.”
Alcantara says he pulled the customer away from the door before he heard the altercation outside escalate.
“The next thing we know we just heard a gunshot and once we heard a gunshot, me and the customer ran to the restroom and that’s where we called 911,” said Alcantara.
Through security video, police determined that an argument started in the parking lot which led to the victim being pistol whipped and then shot at.
Police say the suspect behind the gun is described as white or Hispanic with the letter “F” tattooed on his left forearm. A second suspect provided the getaway car and is described as a Hispanic male driving a dark green Honda Accord.
After looking at the security video himself, Alcantara says he recognized the men. They were some of his first customers on his shift.
“He came in here twice before to get some alcoholic beverages,” said Alcantara. “He looked like he was just minding his own business and then the next thing you know he was in someone else’s business.”
If you have any information regarding this incident or the identity of the two suspects, you are asked to contact San Marcos Police Detective Dave Campbell at (512) 753-2312.