The Spook Who Sat By the Door The Spook Who Sat By the Door

Monday, January 9, 2012

Man Shoots Woman’s Boyfriend Dead, Badly Injures Woman After She Rejects His Date Invitation

Margaret McCombs, 21, who is in a critical condition, worked at the Planet Fitness gym in San Antonio, Texas, with her boyfriend Juan Escamilla, 31.


The suspect, Yu Masaki, 27, who had a gun in his waistband, was tracked down at his home and arrested after a scuffle with officers, police said.

‘The club was closing,’ San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told NBC affiliate WOAI. ‘They were leaving.

‘He approached them when they were near the car, killed the male and then chased the female and shot her multiple times.’

The shooting on Sunday, which police said was by a ‘wannabe boyfriend’, happened as the couple left the gym and walked in the car park.

Mr Escamilla was fatally shot in his upper torso as his girlfriend Miss McCombs ran across the car park, reported the Houston Chronicle.

Police found Masaki at his apartment complex and arrested him when they spotted him carrying a TV out of his home, reported WOAI.

‘He approached them when they were near the car, killed the male and then chased the female and shot her multiple times’

William McManus

He got into a short struggle with two officers after he refused to put up his hands when requested, but they managed to take him into custody, authorities said.

Police got control of the situation when an officer kicked Masaki to the ground.

He was only charged with aggravated assault on a police officer – while authorities probe whether he was indeed the gunman.

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