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Medical examiner identifies man killed during dispute at South Side home

Ray Herrera, 47, found inside home on W. Amber

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of a man who was shot and killed during an apparent domestic dispute at a South Side home.

Ray Herrera, 47, died at a hospital shortly after the incident Wednesday night.

Police answered a call for help around 7 p.m. and found Herrera, wounded, inside a home in the 1200 block of W. Amber.

Officers at the scene told KSAT 12 News that he suffered a non-life-threatening wound, however, hours later he was dead.

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A police report shows, right after the shooting, officers took two women into custody for questioning and to be tested for gunshot residue.

At the home Thursday morning, one of those women spoke to KSAT 12 News off camera.

She identified herself as Herrera’s girlfriend, and said the woman who pulled the trigger is her 26-year-old daughter.

She said Herrera had become violent toward her, slapping her in the face because she arrived home later than he expected.

When her daughter heard the commotion, she came out from another room with a gun in her hand, intending to scare Herrera into calming down, the woman said.

Instead, she said, Herrera lunged at her daughter, causing her to pull the trigger.

The woman, however, said her daughter never intended to kill Herrera.

The police report details a similar narrative that was given to investigators.

As of late Thursday morning, police had not filed any charges in this case, although they do refer to the younger woman as a “suspect” in their report.

However, a spokeswoman said the case is still under investigation.


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