Victim shot to death in bedroom during drive-by shooting identified, police say

Shooting was reported in 400 block of Mercedes Street

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE - Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.: San Antonio police have identified the man who was shot and killed in his bedroom in a drive-by shooting as 34-year-old Eloy Mendez-Tapia.

Police said approximately 14 shots were fired through the side of his home early Monday morning.

A witness described seeing someone firing a gun from inside a dark-colored truck drive by on South Nueces.


San Antonio police are investigating after a man was shot and killed while inside a home in what appears to be a drive-by shooting overnight.

Police received a call just after 4 a.m. for shots fired in the area near the 400 block of Mercedes Street,  which is located not far from Frio City Road on the city's West Side.

Police said they received another call a few minutes later from a family member of a man who told them he had been shot. When officers arrived, they found the man deceased inside a bedroom.

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