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Man arrested in altercation that left woman shot twice

BCSO: John Jerry Chapa, 21, charged with robbery, more charges could follow

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County sheriff's deputies have charged a man with robbery in connection with an early Friday morning altercation that left a woman shot twice.

According to Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith, John Jerry Chapa, 21, was involved in a disturbance in the 10200 block of Raven Field around 6:20 a.m.

A woman -- who investigators said earlier may be Chapa's girlfriend -- claimed he stole a gun from her relative's home. An argument ensued, investigators said, and the woman tried to stop him from leaving by jumping on his car.

The woman said that's when Chapa shot her. Keith said at the same time, a relative of the woman came out of the home and fired a shot at Chapa's car.

The woman was hit twice, but Keith said it is not known whose gunfire hit the woman. She was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"A lot of gunfire (was) exchanged, (there was) a lot of chaos," Keith said. "When you start pulling guns out and you start trying to solve problems yourself, that's when people get hurt."

Chapa is charged with robbery but Keith said additional charges could follow.

Neighbors hear gunfire

"It sounded to me like two shots. Then I heard some kind of screaming, a young person," said Raul DeLuna, a neighbor. "After that, about 10 minutes later, I heard police sirens."

DeLuna said it wasn't until he looked out of his window that he realized the commotion was happening just steps from his front door.