Six teens charged with capital murder in San Marcos

Six teenagers were arrested in connection with a murder that happened in the parking lot of a San Marcos apartment complex Monday night.

The San Marcos Police Department says that on Dec. 9 around 11:34 p.m., officers responded to a discharged firearm call at the Cedars of San Marcos Apartments on Leah Avenue where they found a Ford truck that had crashed into multiple cars at the back of the complex.

Officers found an unresponsive man inside with multiple gunshot wounds. The man, identified by SMPD as Kevin Yankovoy, 18, of Wimberley, was transported to Central Texas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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Two other passengers were also found at the scene. One had been shot in the arm and was treated at the hospital and released; another was uninjured and released.

According to a release from SMPD, initial reports said there were possibly six people in a green 2001 Infiniti SUV during the shooting, including three who ran off on foot before officers arrived. 

Officers found three juveniles in a field nearby and detained them. The three were identified through video from a theft earlier and transported to Hays County Juvenile Detention Center where they were charged with capital murder.

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Hours later, a burglary was reported at a Raceway gas station on Hwy 80, where the suspects were reported to be driving a green 2001 Infiniti SUV and a license plate number was obtained.

A couple hours after that, officers responded to another discharged firearm call near Wonder World Park, where they found a green 2001 Infiniti SUV with plates matching those from the burglary. 

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Angelo Quihuiz (San Marcos Police Department)

Multiple guns were found inside the SUV. John Coronado, 19, of San Marcos and Angelo Quihuiz, 18, of Kyle, were taken to SMPD for questioning and then transported to Hays County Jail. A fifteen-year-old boy was in the SUV with them and was transported to the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center. All three were charged with capital murder.

SMPD says this is the seventh homicide in San Marcos in 2019.