SAPD: Man kidnapped, robbed by men who were his 'good friends'

Victim says he was robbed of wallet, phone and other items

By Fares Sabawi - Digital Producer, Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio man was kidnapped and robbed by two men who were his "good friends," police said.

Devin Gomez, 27, was arrested Tuesday and Rafael Castillo, 24, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery, according to Bexar County Jail records.

On Sunday, the victim reported he was robbed by Gomez, Castillo and two other people. The kidnappers allegedly forced him into a red Nissan when they saw him at a convenience store in the 1200 block of Rigsby Avenue.

The kidnappers allegedly took the man to Gomez's home, where the man was assaulted and robbed of his phone, wallet and other belongings, according to an arrest affidavit.

The man escaped from the house and ran to a corner store, where he called police. He was beaten so severely that he was hospitalized in critical condition, according to the affidavit.

The man told police that Gomez and Castillo were "good friends" and that they saw each other on a daily basis.

The two other suspects in the case were not identified in the arrest affidavit.

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