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Funeral benefit plate sale held for club bouncer killed while working

Chris Fuentes gunned down Sunday in parking lot

SAN ANTONIO – It's been nearly a week since someone shot and killed Chris Fuentes outside the club where he worked. While police search for his killers, his family and friends worked a plate sale to pay for his funeral.

"His funeral arrangements have been set. We're still a little short on the burial, but I know with everything we'll come to," said Iris Fuentes, Chris Fuentes' sister.

Loved ones spent the last two days at the scene of the crime raising money for funeral expenses and other costs for Fuentes' unexpected death.

Witnesses told police two people gunned Fuentes down in the Annex bar parking lot in the 300 block of San Pedro Avenue around 11 p.m. Sunday then ran away. The shooters haven't been located.

"He wasn't a saint, but he did touch a lot of people's lives. He did make an impact on people's lives as well," Iris Fuentes said.

The family considered the plate sale a huge success. While they saw many people they knew, complete strangers also showed up to buy plates or just donate money.

Fuentes' family remains united while they await answers and justice. The father of five had only been working at the Annex for a few months.

Fuentes' visitation is from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday at Castle Ridge Mortuary on 8008 West Military Drive. A rosary will also be held at the location at 7 p.m.

On Friday morning, family and friends will meet at the funeral home before heading to Mission San Jose.

If you'd like to help Fuentes' family, click here.