SAPD: Argument leads to man shooting son in apparent act of self-defense

Son was breaking items inside home, tried to attack father

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police were called to a far East Side home after a man turned a gun on his son, shooting him in the leg in an apparent act of self-defense.

Sgt. Daniel Gonzales, with the San Antonio Police Department, said officers were called to the 2800 block of Lake Emerald around 4:03 p.m., where they found a 38-year-old man in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

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Gonzales said the man, who the family said is schizophrenic, and his father, 62, got into an argument which later turned violent.

Fearing for his life, Gonzales said the father shot his son when the son began breaking items inside the home and moved toward him in an aggressive manner.

The father, who was waiting for police at the home, was taken into custody and will be questioned by family violence detectives to determine if any charges will be filed. 

Gonzales said police have been called several times in the past to the home for disturbance-related incidents involving the son and father.

The son was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Gonzales said.

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