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Floresville man victim of shooting
WINDCREST -- Jeffrey Keller, 22, who lived north of Floresville, has been identified as the victim of Windcrest’s first homicide since 2008, according to the city’s police Chief, Al Ballew. Charged with murder in connection with Keller’s April 23 death is 18-year-old Benjamin Blackstone, who is a resident of Windcrest, located in northeast Bexar County.
According to Ballew, Keller went to Blackstone’s home with a mutual friend just after midnight. A verbal altercation -- which later turned physical -- ensued between Keller and Blackstone in a back bedroom of the home. Blackstone then allegedly shot and killed Keller with an assault rifle.
Police who subsequently responded to the home for a reported shooting met Blackstone outside and took him into custody, Ballew said. They then found Keller’s body, which had several gunshot wounds to the upper torso, in the back bedroom.
Blackstone was transported to the Bexar County Jail. Ballew said he was later released after posting $150,000 bond.
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