A 19-year-old man accused of killing his parents Monday morning was captured after an all-day manhunt in Northwest Bexar County.
Bryant Meza was found hiding in a wooded area around 6:30 p.m. behind several businesses at Loop 1604 and Potranco.
Search teams from several different law enforcement agencies spent the day looking for Meza in a heavily wooded area behind his parent’s home in the 1300 block of Oakcask.
Investigators said Meza ran into the woods after allegedly using a shotgun to kill his parents, Fidel and Eva Meza, in their bedroom around 5 a.m.
"We were able to track this individual to this location," said Sgt. Raymond Pollard of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. "DPS and U.S. Border Patrol then took him into custody."
Meza was unarmed and gave up without a fight when a Border Patrol K9 and DPS Trooper found him in the woods behind a Planet Fitness.
"He was kneeling down when the Trooper and Border Patrol agent found him," Pollard said.
Investigators were fairly certain Meza was still in the area but they had a hard time finding him.
Dalton Secrist, a neighborhood teen who knew Meza and used to hang out with him in the woods, said there were plenty of places to hide.
"There's a treehouse, and if you go further down, there's like two more and there's just like places to hide everywhere back there," Secrist said.
Investigators said Meza was a loner with few friends to turn to for help. Many of his former friends in the neighborhood had turned their backs on him.
"He started doing a lot of drugs and I'm not that type of guy, so a lot of us just pushed him out of our lives," said former friend Daniel Fuentes.
Pollard said once investigators found Meza's cellphone in the woods, it was just a matter of time before they caught up to him.
"He had no water, no food, no change of clothing," Pollard said. "We had his driver's license, the keys to his car, so there was no way he could go anywhere."
Investigators said Monday night they were still trying to determine a motive for the killings.
Meza will be charged with capital murder.