Business owner shoots homeless man during altercation, SAPD says

Police investigating shooting on San Fernando Street

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SAN ANTONIO – A business owner shot a homeless man during an altercation early Saturday morning on the city’s West Side, San Antonio police said.

The shooting occurred just before 6 a.m. in the 700 block of San Fernando Street.

Police said the homeless person was sleeping outside of the business when the owners woke him up and asked him to leave.

The owners then got into a fight with the person. Police said at some point, one of the business owners pulled out a gun and shot the homeless person in the leg.

The victim was taken to the hospital and the business owners were questioned by police. No charges had been filed as of Saturday morning.


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