COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The story behind a Snapchat drug deal that led to a shooting at a College Station Taco Bell restaurant continues to unravel as more arrests are being made.
Summer Medina, 18, of College Station, is charged with tampering with physical evidence in the case. Police said Medina's truck was used during the robbery on Aug. 9 and she helped cover up the crime after the shooting.
The truck had several bullet holes in it and Medina pushed some of the windshield glass out to cover up one of those holes, according to court documents. She also broke out the rear window of the truck in an effort to cover up other bullet holes, police said.
She's also accused of wiping down the truck of fingerprints and throwing away clothing that was worn by one of the suspects in the robbery. While talking with police about the crime, they said Medina was destroying evidence on her phone and her phone was taken in as evidence.
Investigators say Medina's phone showed a number of messages between her and another suspect in the case, Jamal Zeno. She identified Zeno as her boyfriend and said she did not know he was going to meet up with someone that night to buy or sell drugs.
About 45 minutes after the shooting, police found a text message from Zeno to Medina saying someone had just "shot up" her truck and that he was sorry, according to court documents. Medina, in a series of messages, said she wasn't going to call the police and not to clean out the truck, investigators said.
Medina then told Zeno in several messages that she had covered up the crime by looking for shell casings, wiping the truck for fingerprints and concealing the bullet holes in different ways. In one message, Medina told Zeno when it comes to committing a crime, she's "smart [expletive]."
Medina has since bonded out of the Brazos Co. Jail.
A Bryan teen is being accused of taking part in a shooting at a College Station fast food restaurant after a drug deal went sideways, according to court documents.
Cody Briscoe, 17, of Bryan and Jamal Zeno, 19, of College Station, are both charged with aggravated robbery in connection to this case. Isaac Vasquez, 19, of College Station, is being charged with deadly conduct and evading arrest.
The shooting happened on Aug. 9 just after 7:30 p.m. College Station officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Taco Bell on Harvey Road. Witnesses at the scene told officers a man shot at a pickup as it was leaving the parking lot and began driving south away from the restaurant. The man, later identified as Vasquez, was arrested a short distance away.
Police said Vasquez told them he had set up a drug deal with a man later identified as Zeno, through the social media platform, Snapchat. Zeno's girlfriend later admitted she had let him borrow her truck to rob Vasquez by taking his drugs and money, according to court documents.
Zeno and Briscoe are not new to area law enforcement. Just this week, Briscoe was charged in a gun smuggling ring in an investigation between the College Station and Bryan police departments.
Both Zeno and Briscoe are also charged in connection to an aggravated robbery on August 15th. The two were arrested after police said they tried to break into an apartment on the 2100 block of Southwood Drive in College Station. Shots were also exchanged at that scene.
After Briscoe's arrest for that shooting, police said he admitted to being a part of the Taco Bell shooting on Aug 9. He admitted to shooting at Vasquez, but claimed Vasquez was the one who started shooting first, police said. Briscoe also said he did not set up the drug deal, according to court documents, but knew he was there to buy marijuana.
All three suspects are currently in the Brazos County Jail. Briscoe has a bond of $500,000 bond for several charges, including engaging in organized crime and two counts of aggravated robbery. Zeno has a bond of 142,000 for charges including drug possession and two counts of aggravated robbery. Vasquez has a bond of $79,000 for evading and deadly conduct.