Body found in north San Angelo Tuesday ruled a homicide

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Police say this week’s death investigation is now a homicide case.

It involves the death of a 26 year-old San Angelo man.

Police located the body of Kristian Rose early Tuesday at a home in the 600 block of East 39th street and say Rose died of unknown injuries shortly after they arrived.

A justice of the peace pronounced rose dead and called for an autopsy.

Investigators are now saying Rose’s death was a homicide and are looking for any information about the suspect’s identity.

If you have information about the suspect(s) identity or whereabouts, please call Detective L. Dye at (325) 657-4322.  

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.

UPDATE:

In an update on the murder investigation of 26 year old Kristian Rose, San Angelo police department stated:

At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019, Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the Tuscany Apartments located at 1810 South Fillmore for the report of a burglary in progress where the suspects were attempting to gain entry through a window.  

Upon their arrival, the Detectives located the suspects attempting to flee in a black passenger car.  The suspects were taken into custody at gunpoint and found to be in possession of three firearms and suspected Methamphetamine.  One of the firearms was reported stolen in a recent unrelated burglary.  The men were identified as 20-year-old Brian Garcia and 18-year-old Jacob Martinez.  Garcia was arrested for Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony and First Degree Felony Manufacture Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1.  Martinez was charged with Burglary of Habitation Intend Other Felony and Possession of Prohibited Weapon.   

Pursuant to the follow up investigation, the Detectives developed probable cause to believe Garcia and Martinez were involved with the April 2, 2019 murder of Kristian Rose.

In the hours following their arrests, the Criminal Investigations Division applied for Search Warrants for residences located in the 400 block of Angelo Boulevard and the 2400 block of North Lillie Street.  

Following the execution of both warrants, the Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to obtain warrants of arrest for Garcia and Martinez for the charge of Murder.

Additional charges are pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

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