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SAPD: Night manager accused in bar shooting

Jason Rodriguez, 31, charged; Bar patron on life support

SAN ANTONIO – The victim in a bar shooting Monday night, Santiago Macias, 43, has been declared clinically dead at San Antonio Military Medical Center, but he remains on life-support, according to San Antonio police.

They said Macias and Jason Jeffrey Rodriguez, 31, the night manager at the Steer, in the 700 block of S.E. Military, got into a fight.

The arrest warrant affidavit states the bar's security cameras captured images of the fight, then Rodriguez pushing Macias out the front door and collapsing on the ground, as well as Rodriguez dragging the victim in the parking lot.

Several witnesses report seeing Rodriguez drive away in his white pickup. They also told police they heard a gunshot.

"Mr. Rodriguez allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot Mr. Macias once in the back of the head," said San Antonio Police spokesman Officer Douglas Greene.

The bar's owner told police he was aware Rodriguez carried a gun. But police said the reason for the confrontation is unknown.

Greene said if Macias dies, the charge against Rodriguez will be upgraded to murder.

For now, Rodriguez remains at the Bexar County Jail under $200,000 bond, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Rodriguez was picked up at his house by the U.S. Marshal's Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.