Suspect arrested in shooting death of UTSA student

Jonathan Moreno, 19, faces capital murder charge

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of a UTSA student.

Jonathan Moreno, 19, was taken into custody without incident after deputies found him in a home near Lytle, sheriff's officials said. Moreno was charged with capital murder.

A witness told deputies that Moreno had been with the victim, Rudolfo Mendiola, and another person, on Saturday at a home in the 15000 block of Trawalter Road, sheriff's officials said.

Mendiola's body was discovered Sunday after deputies traced an abandoned vehicle registration to the home.

Investigators discovered that electronics, jewelry and a gun were taken from the home, which belongs to a relative of Mendiola, sheriff's officials said. They suspect that Moreno stole and pawned the items.

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