Girl, 17, fatally shot while inside parked car identified; teen charged

SAPD: Sarah Aguilar, 17, was shot, killed in 200 block of Verne St.

By Katrina Webber - Crime Fighters Reporter, Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - A 17-year-old girl is dead and an 18-year-old man is in police custody following a shooting inside a parked car on the city’s South Side late Monday night.

According to police, Sarah Aguilar, 17, was sitting in the front seat of the parked car in the 200 block of Verne Street. Manuel Vasquez Gonzales, 18, was seated in the back seat.

Police said Gonzales had the gun in his pocket and was reaching for it when he pulled the trigger, striking Aguilar in the back.

Authorities said Gonzales and another person who were in the vehicle fled the scene on foot following the shooting. 

Aguilar was taken to University Hospital by emergency crews around 10:30 p.m. but was later pronounced dead.

Police said they found Gonzales not far from the scene still possessing the gun. Both he and another witness were taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Police said Gonzales now faces a charge of manslaughter. His bond is set at $20,000

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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