Homeowner fatally shoots man trying to get into home, SAPD says

Shooting happened in 7300 block of Marble Creek Drive

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police released new information Saturday on a fatal shooting on the Northwest Side that involved a homeowner and another man.

Officers were dispatched to the 7300 block of Marble Creek for a shooting in progress around 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, officers contacted the homeowner, who said he heard the suspect banging his windows and attempting to get into the home. 

The homeowner confronted the man and shot him because he feared for his life, a San Antonio police report said.

The man was transported by paramedics to the hospital with life threatening injuries and pronounced dead a short time later. The name of the man has not been released.

Neighbor Elizabeth Ruiz said about 10 minutes after going inside her home, she heard gunshots. 

"My daughter came to the living room and she said she seen the ambulance, fire trucks," she said. "We walked outside. There was a body on the ground. The paramedics were kneeled down."

The homeowner was taken in for questioning as police continue their investigation.

No charges had been filed as of Saturday morning, the report said.


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