SAN ANTONIO -- Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward announced late Friday that capital murder charges have been filed against suspects Jenevive Ramos, 28, and Shawn Puente, 32, in the shooting of San Antonio Police Officer Robert Deckard.
The SAPD officer was shot in the head during a high-speed chase with robbery suspects earlier this month. He died Friday morning, according to the San Antonio Police Department.
“With great sorrow we have received word from the Deckard family that Bobby passed away this morning. Again, they appreciate all the prayers and support they have received over the past several days. Thank you for all the support you have shown Bobby and his family," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus wrote in a tweet.
With great sorrow we have received word from the Deckard family that Bobby passed away this morning. Again, they... http://t.co/2nD9k2Rmoq— SA Police Dept (@SATXPolice) December 20, 2013
Officer Deckard was pronounced dead at 9:53 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. He was being treated at SAMMC since his accident on Dec. 8.
The family said they take comfort in the fact that Deckard is an organ donor and that he will continue to offer others a second chance through that.
Chief McManus told KENS 5 he was "stunned and angered" by Deckard's passing.
“Bobby Deckard was more than a police officer; he was a husband, a father, and member of the community. An assault on any of us is an assault on all of us," Congressman Pete Gallego said. "My prayers go out to his family, friends, colleagues and all who mourn his passing. May justice prevail in this case.”
"Officer Deckard gave his life doing what he loved best, serving his community. We’re proud that he was with us at the beginning of his public service career. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends, and fellow officers," Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said in a formal statement.
Officer Deckard served as a detention officer with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office from 2004 to 2006, prior to his service with SAPD, according to a press release issued by BCSO.
The blood drive set to honor Officer Deckard on Monday, Dec. 23, is still going on. The drive is co-hosted by SAPD and San Antonio Military Medical Center at the Akeroyd Blood Donor Center, located at Fort Sam Houston. The drive will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Funeral arrangements will be made public as soon as they are finalized, according to SAPD.