Wounded woman collapses, dies at apartment complex on North Hein

Police don't believe shooting happened at complex

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police are investigating a deadly shooting on the East side.


Police investigators said a woman collapsed and died shortly after knocking on the door of an apartment on the city's East Side.

The victim went to an apartment complex in the 4400 block of North Hein, but police said she was somewhere else when she was shot.

The victim knocked on the door of a friend around 6:30 a.m. to ask for help, police said.

"The woman said, 'I've been shot.' EMS was called. She died while EMS was working on her, so we don't know what happened," San Antonio police Chief Bill McManus said. "There's no one reporting hearing gunshots or anything."

Police have not released the woman's identity, but friends and family who gathered at the crime scene identify her as Meshion Matthis.

"She was a good person, so I don't know why (anyone) would do that to her," her son said.

The news of her death is hitting her family hard, because they've already dealt with more than their share of tragedy this year.

Another of Matthis' sons and her nephew were killed in July at another shooting at King's Used Cars on Foster Road.

Her son said his mother is the one who helped him deal with their deaths.

"She just liked to try to keep everyone together (and) keep everybody's head up (and) encourage everybody to do right," he said.

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