A 34-year-old individual was arrested on Tuesday night after shootings at five different places in Central and South Texas. The attacks led to six deaths and three injuries.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar confirmed that the suspect’s parents, Phyllis James, 55, and Shane James Sr., 56, were among the victims. Sheriff Salazar also highlighted the individual’s history of mental illness, providing insight into the suspect.
Let’s take a look at what we’ve learned about the suspect:
In 2022, Shane James was put in jail for assaulting his parents and sibling.
On January 6, 2022, authorities arrested Shane James at his family’s residence in Bexar County, following allegations of assaulting his parents and another sibling, according to Sheriff Salazar. The next day, James was booked into the Bexar County jail on three misdemeanor assault charges.
Approximately a week later, a victim’s advocate, in contact with the family, advocated for James’ release, highlighting his history of mental health issues. According to Sheriff Salazar, there was a change in his bond requirements toward the end of the month that might have allowed him to go home as long as he had no harmful interactions with his family.
Shane James was released from jail on March 7, but the following day, he violated the terms of his probation by cutting off his ankle monitor. Subsequently, a warrant for his arrest was reissued on March 9.