Father looking for answers after son gunned down on East Side

Alfredo Giddens Jr. fatally shot in October

SAN ANTONIO – Alfredo Giddens Sr. is still looking for answers after his son was fatally shot in his car on the city's East Side.

It happened last October in the 1000 block of South Gevers Street.

Giddens said even though it has been six months since he lost his son, Alfredo Giddens Jr., he still can't get what happened out of his mind.

"I go to sleep with it in on my mind," said Giddens. "I wake up with it on my mind. It's just hard. I just want some closure."

Police said that witnesses saw two women leaving the scene in an SUV.

Giddens said he believes the women took $850 from his son and left him to die.

"He was a good guy," said Giddens. "He was no angel, but he was a good guy, just a normal person. I loved him very much."

He said his son had a mechanic shop on New Braunfels Street and was well known on the East Side as "Big Fredo."

Giddens said these days he looks to his granddaughter, Mia, to keep him going, but that it's still been very difficult for him.

"I go to the cemetery and I talk to him, but it seems like it goes on deaf ears," said Giddens. "Somebody needs to step up and say something."

Giddens said his son would have been 51 in October and he's hoping someone will come forward with information to find his killer.

If you know anything about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP. A reward of up to $5,000 has been made available for information leading to an arrest.

About the Author:

Stephanie Serna is a weekday anchor on Good Morning San Antonio and GMSA at 9 a.m. She joined the KSAT 12 News team in November 2009 as a general assignments reporter.