San Marcos police have charged two men with murder in the death of Byron Burse who was shot early Wednesday morning.
Zackhary Allen James, age 20, of Luling was arrested Wednesday evening at the San Marcos Police Department. Quenten Rashad Taylor, age 21, of San Marcos was arrested at a San Marcos area apartment Wednesday evening.
Both have been charged with murder, a first degree felony. They are being held at the Hays Law Enforcement Center under $750,000 bond for James and $500,000 bond for Taylor.
Police say James confessed to shooting Burse numerous times in his Linda Lane apartment near midnight on Tuesday after Taylor kicked the apartment door down. The shooting stemmed from an altercation between James and the victim which occurred earlier in the evening at the apartment complex.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are anticipated.
“We are relieved to have these suspects in custody,” said San Marcos Police Commander Terry Nichols. Police ask anyone with information on this crime to call the San Marcos Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (512) 753-2300 or (512) 753-2108.
Police responded to the Kelsea’s Place Apartments at 518 Linda Drive just after midnight Wednesday after callers reported hearing gunshots in the complex.
Police found Burse, 30, in his apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Central Texas Medical Center by San Marcos/ Hays County EMS where he was later pronounced dead. The victim’s wife was in the apartment at the time of the shooting and was not harmed.
This is the first homicide in San Marcos since January 2008, Nichols said.
— FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS/MELISSA MILLECAMEmail | Print