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Club-wielding man fatally shot by West Side homeowner, San Antonio police say

Man assaulted woman before shooting, witnesses told police

SAN ANTONIO – A man who wielded a club was fatally shot after entering a West Side home Tuesday morning, according to San Antonio police.

The man, who is 49, was coming to pick up his step-son, who is dating a girl who lives in the 1900 block of Northwest 19th Street, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. Officers were called to the scene shortly before 8 a.m.

Witnesses told police the man got into an argument with the girl's parents. The man returned to his car, retrieved a club, and came back to the home.

The homeowner told police he shot the man after the man assaulted his wife, McManus said.Officers were called to the scene shortly before 8 a.m.

There were multiple "young adults" and one child in the house, McManus said.

It's unclear if the shooter will face charges as investigators still have to determine if the shooting was justified.

"We have to look at it," McManus said.

The homeowner was detained and is speaking to police.


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Max Massey

Max Massey joined KSAT 12 News in August 2017 as a general assignments reporter.