Suspects, no arrests in 1974 slaying of SA man

Jesse Garcia, 28, shot outside home on South Frio

SAN ANTONIO – Police say they have suspects but have made no arrests in a 1974 murder.

Jesse Garcia left his home Nov. 16, 1974, visited a lounge and then returned home. His wife told police in San Antonio that she heard "what sounded like three gunshots and a car door slam in front of their home" in the 400 block of South Frio.

When the front door opened, she heard a groan. She found her husband lying on the sidewalk.

He had been shot.Garcia's wife told police that as she was going to a neighbor's home for help, she saw "the shadow of an unknown man walk(walking) off."

Garcia, 28, was taken to Baptist Hospital, where he died.

Garcia had been at a lounge in the 600 block of West Durango before he returned home.

Police have said that they have developed suspects, but have not been able to file charges against anyone.

SAPD's Cold Case Squad is investigating the crime. Anyone with information on the murder is asked to call 210-207-7635.


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