An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Marcel Greenwood, who was found dead in his apartment on the north side of San Antonio in March. Recent documents have revealed that the social media app Snapchat played a crucial role in helping the San Antonio Police link at least one suspect involved in the crime.
Luz Rodriguez Pizano, a 22-year-old woman, was booked into the Bexar County Jail on Monday. She has been charged with capital murder in connection with Marcel Greenwood’s death, although she maintains her innocence. According to an arrest affidavit, Pizano claimed that she was in a car on March 30th when two other men, who were with her, entered the victim’s apartment and shot him without her knowledge.
Investigators discovered Greenwood’s phone, which had been used to contact Pizano after his death. The documents further reveal that the two individuals used Snapchat to discuss plans to meet up and exchange money for marijuana using Cashapp. It was determined that $1,000 was sent to Pizano’s account. Detectives later confirmed that the Snapchat contact belonged to Pizano and linked her to a robbery that occurred earlier on the same day, in which she allegedly used the same Snapchat and Cashapp accounts to lure another victim.
Despite Pizano’s claims that her phone had been stolen and her denial of involvement, investigators gathered enough evidence to build a case against her and subsequently made the arrest. The police suspect that there may be additional suspects involved in this case.
Keiron and Dorothy Greenwood, the parents of Marcel Greenwood, expressed relief upon hearing about the arrest. They described their son as an independent and caring individual who was about to be promoted to a supervisor position at his job. The shooting, they said, was senseless and devastating. Dorothy Greenwood recounted how the assailants entered her son’s apartment and shot him multiple times before stealing his belongings. She questioned the motive behind such a senseless act, as the stolen items held little monetary value.
The police have informed the Greenwoods that more arrests may follow in the near future. Keiron Greenwood expressed confidence in the justice system, stating that “the wicked will be punished.” Currently, Pizano remains in jail on a $600,000 bond, according to court records.
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