Joseph Felkner was a suspect in a criminal mischief call about 2 1/2 hours before he was shot to death early Saturday morning, police said.
The criminal mischief call, at a residence in the 1800 block of Avenue B, was not related to the shooting that left Felkner dead and two other people wounded, police said.
Stevie Ray Puente, 22, is sought in connection with the shooting. A warrant for murder and two counts of aggravated assault has been issued for Puente, who remained at large Tuesday, police said.
Officers Stephanie Morgan and Trey Weathermon were dispatched to the Avenue B residence at 12:10 a.m. on a report of a disturbance involving a man with a gun, Morgan’s report states.
A front window and glass on the front door had been broken. The officers learned later that someone had thrown a dog’s watering bowl through the window.
A 25-year-old man told police he was lying on his bed when he heard a car pull up. He heard his front gate swing open and bounce off the fence, then heard a crash and the sound of breaking glass, Morgan’s report states.
The man heard someone banging on the door, and got a baseball bat and looked outside.
He saw Felkner, a woman and another man. Felkner was yelling that he didn’t like what the resident had been saying to Felkner’s “home-boy.”
The man said he yelled back at Felkner that he didn’t know what Felkner was talking about. The three got in their car and drove away after someone said the police were coming.
Around 2:30 a.m., Felkner and three other people — Brandi Eckenrode, David McGary and Jesse Cadena — drove to 1812 Avenue D. Someone in the house started shooting, killing Felkner, 34, and wounding Eckenrode, 20, and McGary, 30.