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1 wounded, 1 arrested in shooting

SAPD: Argument ends in gunfire during night of drinking


SAN ANTONIO – A night of drinking at a west side home ended with a shooting early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.  

Officers responded to a report of shots fired at around 12:30 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of Jesse Avenue.

According to investigators, four men were drinking when they got into an argument and Maynor Mejia, 22, pulled out a gun.

Mejia fired at the other men and hit a 29-year-old man in the knee. The victim was taken to University Hospital, where he is expected to recover.

Police initially thought there was a second shooting victim inside the home.

"At first this particular person wasn't being truthful with us, but eventually gave us the information that they had been struck by a beer bottle during that altercation,"  Officer Doug Greene, a spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department, said.

Paramedics treated a second victim who was hit by a beer bottle at the scene.

Witnesses told police Mejia fled in a gray minivan to a nearby home in the 100 block of Prosperity Drive. 

Police found Mejia in a shed behind the home and arrested him without incident. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

"Usually that is case and point when people get intoxicated, these arguments can happen," Greene said. "Now the topic that really spurred this on, we're still trying to formulate and figure out."  


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