3 months later and no arrests, brother seeks justice in sister's murder

Joyce Medina killed inside home on March 6

By Josh Skurnik - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - It's been three months since Texas A&M San Antonio student Joyce Medina was killed inside her Northeast Side home, but police have yet to make any arrests.

Her brother, Felipe Lopez, 22, was also shot that night and has not stopped seeking justice for his sister.

On March 6, Medina was sitting on the couch talking with their mother when the bullets ripped through their home.

Lopez was shot in the leg and the neck “I'm blessed to be here," he said.

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Lopez said he remembered when he answered the door that night there were two men wearing gloves and a hoodie. A second later he saw one of the men pull out a pistol.

"Then I just see them fly through my face, right in front of my face. Seen two of them just zoom and then I just heard the screams," he said.

Months later, Lopez said he would recognize the men if he saw them again, but has no idea who they are.

Police are looking for the two gunmen and their getaway driver.

He also said it's known in the community that he kept large amounts of cash around and had valuables.

"Maybe it could have happened different. Maybe if I would have went outside, yeah, maybe she wouldn't have gotten hit,” Lopez said. “I try to protect my family."

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After the murder, their mother chose to live elsewhere.

He keeps a collection of pictures of his sister next to his bed.

"Somebody knows something. They just don't want to speak,” he said. “I want justice to be served for my sister, because she didn't deserve that."

There is a $10,000 reward in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-7867.


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