San Antonio police arrest suspect tied to Amber Alert

Amber Alert

Credit: San Antonio PD

San Antonio police issued an Amber Alert for 11-month-old Jonathan Guillen Jr. after a murder warrant was issued for his father, 23-year-old Jonathan Guillen Sr.


by Dillon Collier / KENS 5

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 27 at 9:20 AM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Police arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Guillen Wednesday night, nearly two weeks after police say he shot and killed his mother's boyfriend then abducted his 11-month-old son.

Jonathan Guillen Jr. is healthy and has been turned over to family members.

Guillen was arrested around 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Carmen Place on San Antonio's west side, after SAPD detectives received a Crime Stoppers tip.

After getting permission from the homeowner to enter the residence, detectives found Guillen in a bedroom holding his son.

He handed the infant over without incident and was arrested.

Guillen is accused of shooting and killing 44-year-old Ernest Garcia during a dispute in the 2300 block of Austin Highway December 13.

Guillen left the scene of the crime with his 11-month-old son.

San Antonio police issued an Amber Alert four days later.

"Right now it's believed he was in San Antonio the whole time," SAPD Officer Matt Porter said when asked about Guillen's whereabouts since the December 13 shooting.

Guillen has been charged with murder.

While being walked to a SAPD squad car, Guillen told the media: "I want to say to my son I love you, man. I love you with all my heart. I didn't leave you, they took you from me."