San Marcos police investigating homicide

First homicide of the year

The San Marcos Police Department is investigating a homicide occurring at an apartment complex yesterday evening. 


Officers responded to the Avenue at San Marcos apartments, 1111 Avalon, just before 9 p.m. Thursday night after receiving a call about a man who had been shot inside an apartment.


When officers arrived, the victim, Terrance Valentine II, 21, was found deceased from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Joanne Prado.


Several witnesses were present and told police the victim and another man became involved in an argument during a drug transaction. The argument escalated when both individuals produced handguns, and the victim was shot by the other individual.


The suspect and one other man fled the apartment and have not yet been located. Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, about six feet tall, with light skin and a fade-type haircut. 


Police do not believe there is a threat to the general public related to this incident.


This is the city's first homicide of the year.


• Submitted by the city of San Marcos

San Marcos Daily Record

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