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Police release composite sketch of man wanted in fatal shooting of 3-year-old boy

Rene Blancas Jr. killed while riding in car at Briggs Ave., New Laredo Highway

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SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department released a composite sketch Thursday of a man wanted in a shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy.

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Rene Blancas Jr. was riding in his family's car around 11:29 p.m. Saturday when someone fired a shot at the car at Briggs Avenue and New Laredo Highway, striking the boy, police said.

The victim's sister was sitting next to him, but she wasn't hurt, police said.

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Witnesses told police that the shooter took off in a 2006 beige or gold Honda Civic with a tinted eyebrow on the front windshield. 

Anyone who recognizes the man or the vehicle is asked to call SAPD homicide detectives at 210-207-7635 or Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP (7867).  

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Police are investigating the case as a capital murder.

A vigil was held in the child's honor Wednesday night, the same day he would have turned 4 years old.


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