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Man fatally shot while teaching son to ride his bike

Kenneth Anderson, 47, shot Christmas Eve on East Side


SAN ANTONIO – The man shot and killed outside his East Side home on Christmas Eve has been identified as Kenneth Anderson, 47. 

Anderson's family and friends are now pleading the public to come forth with anything they know about the shooting, so the person responsible can be found.

"That was my best buddy. We did everything together," said Anderson's friend and neighbor Thomas James.

Anderson's family members say he was shot outside his home on Kenmar Drive while he was teaching his 5-year-old son to ride his bike. Police say someone drove up in a black car that looked like a Buick and shot Anderson twice in the chest.

"My whole family was in there. They came out and went over there and tried to help him," James said.

Anderson made it to San Antonio Military Medical Center, but died the next day on Christmas. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

"He's a good man. He took care of his family," James said.

James does not know Anderson to have enemies and can't figure out why someone would do this.

"Maybe he got into trouble and got into it with somebody," James said. 

Police still don't know what the motive behind the shooting is. James and Anderson's entire family just hoping police can track down the person or people who did this.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Antonio Police Department's Homicide Unit at 210-207-7635 or 210-207-7389.


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