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Man arrested in deadly apartment robbery

Joseph Kirschberg, 19, charged with capital murder

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly Wednesday apartment robbery on the Northwest Side.

Police arrested 19-year-old Joseph Kirschberg on Friday at a relative's home on a charge of capital murder due to his involvement in that apartment invasion. 

The shooting happened early Wednesday morning in the 15800 block of Chase Hill Boulevard, near the University of Texas-San Antonio campus. 

According to investigators, Kirschberg was one of two intruders who broke into the apartment and demanded cash from the residents inside. The other intruder, 20-year-old Mikhael Moore, was killed during the resulting shooting.

Another man, 19-year-old Zachary Manciu, was also killed. Investigators said Manciu was called to the apartment by one of the apartment residents when the home invasion was taking place. He was shot by one of another resident of the apartment, who mistakenly thought Manciu was an intruder.

"(Kirschberg and Moore) set out specifically to rob the individual in this apartment and it went south from the time they went into the apartment," said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

McManus said Kirschberg knew the tenants living in the apartment and the situation stemmed from a drug dispute.

"I wanted to assure the public that this shooting-slash-robbery at the UTSA campus was not a random act," said McManus. "They knew each other from high school and we have enough information that there may been some sort of involvement with illegal narcotics."

Kirschberg was found and arrested with the help of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

McManus said although Kirschberg did not pull the trigger, he's still being charged with capital murder because of the motive behind the home invasion. He added that more arrests could be made and charges could change.