SAN ANTONIO – Police have arrested a man whom they believe was involved in a Wednesday night shooting that left a 5-year-old girl and a man on life support.
Murjar Issack Abdi, 19, is charged with aggravated robbery after police said he and another man fled from them in a car the night of the shooting. Police said Abdi was one of four men involved in a shooting at a home on the 800 block of Pecan Valley.
Carlos Aguilar was shot multiple times, and an unnamed girl was hit in the head as she lay sleeping in the front room.
Police believe the intent was to rob Aguilar, though they do not believe the culprits made off with anything.
"We have an individual who showed up at the location looking for the victim," said SAPD spokesman Officer Doug Greene. "As far as what they were attempting to take from the victim, that's still kind of being worked out."
Police said four men told someone in the house they'd hit their car. Aguilar came outside after that, and the men argued with him before opening fire on Aguilar and the home, police said. One of the bullets hit the sleeping child.
"These are the cases us officers really hate to respond to when there's a young child, innocent child that's injured," Greene said.
Police say the men broke a window, crawled inside to unlock the front door then took off.
About an hour later, a patrol officer spotted a vehicle matching the description and tried to pull it over. Police began a short chase when the vehicle wouldn't pull over. When the car crashed in the 4000 block of Briar Glen, Abdi and another man bailed out and tried to run away.
One was caught shortly after bailing out, and the other was caught within an hour with the help of a K-9 unit.
Police do not believe that the other man was involved in the shooting.
Abdi's aggravated robbery charge could be upgraded to capital murder if either the girl or Aguilar dies from their injuries.
Police are still looking for the other three men in connection with the shooting and are asking the public for help.
"There's somebody out there that has information on this case,” Greene said. “We ask them to put themselves in the family's shoes of that adult male and that little girl and just do the right thing and give us the information."
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.