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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

San Antonio Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting Intimate Partner On Fort Sam Houston

A San Antonio man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after admitting to shooting his intimate partner multiple times on Fort Sam Houston Army Post in June 2013 announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse, San Antonio Division, and United States Marshal Robert Almonte.

Appearing before United States Chief District Judge Fred Biery this morning, 52-year-old Alvin Leon Roundtree pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting an officer or employee of the United States with a deadly weapon.  By pleading guilty, Roundtree admitted that on the afternoon of June 10, 2013, he entered Fort Sam Houston and proceeded to the Medical Training Facility where his intimate partner was an instructor.  After a verbal altercation regarding her decision to leave the defendant, Roundtree pulled out a .45 caliber handgun and began firing at his victim.

According to court records, the victim suffered a total of seven gunshot wounds.  The victim was immediately taken into surgery.  She survived the incident.  Authorities subsequently apprehended Roundtree while still on Fort Sam Houston and recovered the firearm.

Roundtree, who remains in federal custody, is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Biery on September 12, 2014.

Roundtree’s nephew and co-defendant, 29-year-old Leonard Roundtree, Jr. of Richardson, TX, is awaiting his April 21, 2014, trial date on charges that he conspired with Alvin Roundtree to hire someone to kill Alvin’s intimate partner to prevent her testimony and in retaliation for providing information to law enforcement.  According to court records, Leonard Roundtree allegedly agreed to deliver a pre-payment of $1,000 to the individual solicited to commit the murder plus $9,000 more after the murder was carried out.

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