Neighbors report arguing before murder-suicide attempt; suspected shooter survives: SAPD

Fernando Rivera Hernandez is charged with murder in death of Teresa Gonzalez

SAN ANTONIO – Neighbors of an East Side couple involved in an apparent murder-suicide attempt heard them arguing prior to the fatal shooting.

Fernando Rivera Hernandez, 38, faces murder charges in the fatal shooting of Teresa Gonzalez, 44. San Antonio police said the pair were in a relationship.

The shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. at the home in the 215 block of Sandmeyer Street, not far from Interstate 35 and North New Braunfels Avenue.

According to police, Gonzalez was shot multiple times and killed inside the house. Police said Hernandez then attempted to take his own life, but was found alive by with a gunshot wound to the head when police investigators arrived.

If Rivera survives, police say he will face charges for murder. He's being treated for his injuries at San Antonio Military Medical Center and is being held on a $150,000 bond.  

Neighbors report previous problems


Neighbors said this was not the first feud between the couple, and a witness told police they heard the couple arguing prior to the shots being fired.

Connie Martinez said it was a constant struggle between the pair, and there were children living in the home as well. 

"They are always arguing here. It’s unfortunate to see something like this happen," Martinez said. "You see kids there as well. It’s just so sad to see."

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