Deputies make arrest in deadly neighbor dispute that led to fatal shooting on NE Side
Man shot woman in the head, another woman shot at was able to escape
SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: Deputies have arrested a man after an argument turned deadly. Juan Vasquez, 64, is charged with murder and two counts of assaults with a deadly weapon.
A monthslong dispute between neighbors who live across from each other led to one of them shooting a woman in the head, killing her while she was parked in her driveway.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the shooter, a man in his 60s, came out of his home in the 6500 block of Waterfall around 11 a.m. armed with a handgun.
The man opened fire at two of his female neighbors who were in a vehicle that was parked in their driveway across the street and were about to leave, Salazar said.
Salazar said one of them was able to escape the gunfire by running to a nearby neighbor's home, but the victim, a woman in her 60s, was found dead in the vehicle by responding deputies.
"I believe he knew there were people in the car and at least one of the females was able to run on foot to a house nearby. (The man) was shooting at her the entire time, and that victim thankfully was able to get in without any injuries to the neighbor's house," Salazar said.
Salazar said the deadly shooting was a result of an ongoing dispute between the man and his neighbor, which possibly goes back nearly a year.
"There was one other person inside the house of the victim. We are talking to everybody," Salazar said. He said there was another person inside the man's home around the time of the shooting.
The unidentified shooter was found inside his home but was later taken into custody by deputies, who recovered the handgun used in the shooting.
"It is heartbreaking. If you got a dispute with a neighbor, there are certainly other ways to handle that situation without escalating to violence," Salazar said.
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