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Man arrested in connection to North Side killing

Ronald Cunningham accused of fatally shooting Enrique Bocanegra

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested the man who they said shot his alleged victim seven times, killing him after answering his front door on Memorial Day.

Officer Doug Greene, SAPD spokesman, said Ronald Cunningham, 33, was taken into custody Tuesday without incident in the Medical Center area.

He said Cunningham is accused of walking up to the Northside home of Enrique Bocanegra, 59, in the 300 block of Dawnridge Drive. Police said witnesses reported seeing a gray or silver vehicle leaving the scene.

Greene said police are still investigating how Cunningham knew Bocanegra and why he was met with a hail of gunfire.

"The motive is still being developed at this time," Greene said. "We feel that we have enough evidence to point that Mr. Cunningham was the alleged shooter involved and responsible for the victim's death."

An affidavit for Cunningham's arrest said police were looking for his car when they learned another officer had contact with Cunningham an hour after the murder.

Police said Cunningham sent suicidal texts messages to a man who had previously given him two handguns. He also thought Cunningham's behavior was "unusual" because he was wearing sunglasses late at night. Cunningham was also wearing sunglasses when police took him from Public Safety Headquarters to the Bexar County Jail.

Police caught up with Cunningham on the 2500 block of N. Main Ave. They said he had two guns.

Police took Cunningham to a hospital to see a doctor. They also seized the guns and sent them to a crime lab. There, police said one of the guns matched shell casings that were found at the shooting scene.