Army Drill Sergeant Found Shot to Death in San Antonio, No Suspect Identified
San Antonio, TX – A woman found fatally shot on Interstate 10 in San Antonio has been identified as Drill Sergeant Jessica Mitchell. Mitchell was found after a stranded vehicle was reported around 2am New Year’s Day.
Police said on arrival they found white Dodge Challenger with several bullet holes to the driver’s side door and window. They said, “Officers opened the vehicle door and checked for a pulse on the victim (who) appeared to have been struck multiple times.”
Mitchell was pronounced dead at University Hospital.
On New Year's Day around 2:30 a.m., first responders went to what they thought was a car crash on the North Side. Instead, a team of firefighters discovered a shooting victim. The family of U.S. Army Drill Sgt. Jessica Mitchell says it was their sweet young soldier shot & killed. pic.twitter.com/W8y9fpqdja
— Morgan Burrell (@Morgan_Burrell) January 2, 2021
Army’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of the 30-year-old Army dental specialist. Mitchell was on holiday leave, and leaves behind a 10-year-old son. She was a fifth-generation military member.
The San Antonio Police Department said the suspect vehicle may be red in color and should have damage to the passenger side.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact SAPD’s Homicide Unit at (210) 207-7635.
LENN will bring you updates on Mitchell’s murder as they become available.