SAN ANGELO, TX — A renowned San Angelo criminal was shot and killed by a Texas DPS trooper on I-10 near Boerne Thursday afternoon. By Friday afternoon, authorities identified the dead man as Marcus McVae, 34.
McVae was wanted in Tom Green County on charges of drug dealing. According to the police report on Dec. 5, 2018 he was stopped for a traffic violation in the 1700 block of MLK Blvd. During the traffic stop, police found crack cocaine, and gummy bears laced with THC, and marijuana. He also had a large amount of cash, according to his indictment.
When McVae was killed, he was out of jail on a $150,000 bond awaiting a Nov. 2019 trial date in a Tom Green County district court.
Prior to this, McVae was involved in the 2016 robbery of an oil field company off U.S. 67 southwest of San Angelo. During the robbery, McVae and accomplices tied-up and bound with duct tape an employee who lived on the premises. Then McVae and the robbers stole four oil field “gang trucks”, welders, tools, the titles to the vehicles, files and assorted items.
According to testimony in court, the suspects then attempted to drive the four trucks across the Texas-Mexico Border into Acuña, across from Del Rio.
McVae’s trial was declared a mistrial but McVae subsequently pleaded guilty to organized criminal activity in a plea deal before another trial began. He was sentenced by a Tom Green County district judge to 10 years probation.
In the traffic stop in December 2018, McVae resisted arrest, according to the police report.
McVae had a violent past. According to court documents, he was convicted of aggravated robbery in Big Spring in 2004. In 2010, he was convicted of assault of a public servant in Pecos County.
According to KENS-5 in San Antonio, McVae was driving eastbound a few miles west of Boerne on I-10 when a DPS trooper pulled him over. DPS told KENS-5 that McVae initially fled in his late model white Chevrolet Impala but eventually stopped and fled on foot, running north across all four lanes of I-10.
McVae ran into the woods next to I-10 where an altercation ensued, resulting in the DPS trooper firing his weapon one time at McVae and killing him.
A woman traveling with McVae also fled on foot but was quickly found and taken into custody.
Texas Rangers have taken over the investigation. The trooper involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.