Memorial held for man shot to death outside apartment

Victim was shot to death Friday in his East Southcross apartment complex

SAN ANTONIO – Police said 31-year-old Lester Mayberry was shot multiple times and killed Friday in the parking lot of his apartment complex. Mayberry lived at the apartment with his wife and two daughters.

On Saturday, loved ones lit candles at a memorial for Mayberry. His family said Mayberry was a changed man who devoted to his family and didn't deserve to be killed, especially within earshot of his daughters and wife.

"My kids heard gunfire," Mayberry's wife, LaQuita Ruffins, said.

Mayberry was shot to death Friday evening in his East Southcross apartment complex.

"I had just got off work and (Ruffins) told me that he had been shot in the head," said Lakisha Walker, Mayberry's sister.

Mayberry's wife and sister said he was a doting father of his two daughters and had turned his life around.

"He had changed his life around. Gave his life to Christ," they said. "He was a wonderful man. He was very sweet to his kids. He was a great father."

So on a cold Saturday night, just weeks before Christmas, Mayberry's family said goodbye.

Police have no new information on the shooting. They are searching for a black man, 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 10 in height.