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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

San Antonio Man Charged With Domestic Violence Violation For Allegedly Shooting Common-Law Wife On Fort Sam Houston

This morning in San Antonio, a federal criminal complaint was filed against 51–year-old Alvin Leon Roundtree of San Antonio alleging domestic violence on Fort Sam Houston announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Federal Bureau of Investigation San Antonio Division Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez and San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

According to the criminal complaint, yesterday afternoon Roundtree approached his common-law wife in the A Medical Center and School on Fort Sam Houston to discuss their recent separation.  The complaint alleges that after a verbal altercation regarding her decision to leave the defendant, Roundtree pulled out a .45 caliber pistol and shot his common-law wife multiple times.

Authorities subsequently apprehended Roundtree on Fort Sam Houston and recovered the firearm believed to have been used by the defendant to commit the offense.  The victim, who according to the criminal complaint identified Roundtree as her assailant, remains in stable condition following surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Roundtree, who had his Initial Appearance in federal court this morning, remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing at 3:30pm on Thursday before United States Magistrate Judge John Promomo.  Upon conviction, Roundtree faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) together with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division and the San Antonio Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Bettina Richardson is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government. 

A criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.