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Man killed in South Side street fight identified

Leonard Saldana, 36, died Thursday in 1400 block of Keats St

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified the name of the man killed as the result of a love tryst turned South Side street fight overnight.

Leonard Saldana, 36, died early Thursday.

Police said Saldana went with his cousin to a home in the 1400 block of Keats Street to confront a man living there with whom she was in love with.

When the pair arrived, the 31-year-old man’s wife was home. Police said the two aggressors started throwing bricks at her car, and that's when all four got in a fight. 

After some punching and dragging, the man and his wife were eventually able to subdue the other the woman and Saldana.

When police arrived, Saldana was lying face down on the ground and did not appear to be breathing. Police said that Saldana's wounds from the fight did not look like they could kill him, and at present they still do not know how he died.

At this time, no arrests have been made in the case. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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(Original Story)

San Antonio police said a man died Thursday after a South Side fight involving bricks, which was the result of what neighbors said was a romantic interest turned violent.

The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Keats Street.

Police found one man dead in the street.

Police said that at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was allegedly at the home of a man who lives on the block.

A neighbor said this wasn’t the first time she was there. The neighbor said the woman was in love with a 31-year-old man who was living there, and she wouldn’t leave when the married man told her he wanted nothing to do with her.

A witness said the woman then threw a brick at a front window in the man's house and left. Hours later, shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, the woman returned with a different man, police said.

A neighbor said the other man was the woman's cousin and both were dropped off at the house by the woman’s sister.

When the pair arrived, the 31-year-old man’s wife was home. Police said the two aggressors started throwing bricks at her car. That's when all four got in a fight.

After some punching and dragging, the man was stabbed near his collar bone. He and his wife were eventually able to subdue the other woman and her cousin.

Police said after the struggle the woman's cousin died. They said the dead man's wounds did not look like they could kill him, and don't know how he died.

No arrests have been made yet. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.