Brian Williams, above, has been charged with the murder of 20-year old Anthony Jackson.
(Seguin) -- A 20-year old local man was murdered over the weekend, and the Seguin Police Department has already made an arrest in this case. The incident was discovered Saturday outside where the victim had been living on East Cedar Street.
Seguin Police Detectives say they found the body of Anthony Jackson, Jr., 20, outside the home in the 400 block of East Cedar Street on Saturday. They say the body was discovered with obvious signs of trauma.
After quick response and investigation by the Seguin Police, a suspect was identified and apprehended. Taken into custody was 20-year-old Brian Williams. Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Roy Richards of Schertz pronounced Jackson dead and ordered an autopsy on his body at the Caldwell County Medical Examiner's Office. The exact cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office.
Officers say during the investigation, several citizens reportedly heard “gun shots” in the area the night before. The arrest was made within less than two hours after officers arrived on the scene. Seguin Police say a team of detectives and patrol officers successfully caught up with Williams who was found at his family’s residence in Seguin. They say upon making contact, Williams reportedly fled on foot. Officers initiated a foot pursuit and was apprehended and detained within several minutes. Once detained, Williams was transported to the Seguin Police Department for questioning.
While being questioned by detectives, Williams allegedly admitted to shooting and murdering Jackson. The motive, however remains unclear at this time. A weapon also has not yet been located. According to the suspect, he and the victim apparently knew each other.
It is also believed that the victim had been living at the residence where he was found “off and on.”
The Seguin Police Department is reminding the community to report any suspicious activity. They say -- "If you see something, say something. If you hear something, say something."
The Seguin Police Department reportedly researched into calls for service for 'shots fired, shots heard or suspicious activity' in the area where the murder occurred and none were found.
Police Chief Kevin Kelso credits the community for its direct involvement in assisting with the investigation. Chief Kelso also praised the Seguin Police Department Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division for their diligent work, attention to detail and outstanding investigation which utlimately led to the arrest of Williams.
Detectives say Williams was transported to the Guadalupe County Jail and is charged with murder. They say additional suspects may have also been involved in his murder. The investigation continues.