Arrest warrant issued in fatal AR-15 shooting of Converse teen

Robert Rene Amaya, 22, wanted in shooting death of Zavhon Brown, 15


Updated at 5:18 p.m.:

The Converse Police Department named the suspect in the case as Robert Rene Amaya, 21, who remains at large. Amaya is wanted on an arrest warrant on manslaughter charges.

Updated at 1:21 p.m.:

The victim was identified as Zavhon Brown, 15, the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office said.


A teen was fatally shot in the face with an AR-15 rifle, Converse police said Monday morning.

Police responded to a shooting call in the 7500 block of Gander Park at about 7 a.m., where they found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the face.

The boy was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition, police said. He died of his injuries shortly after he was hospitalized.

Police said the person responsible for the shooting is a friend of the victim, but the shooter fled from the scene. The shooter is believed to be an adult.

Police are interviewing witnesses, and the crime scene remained active Monday.

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