Car wash owner fatally shoots relative who attacked him with bat, police say

One person was killed Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, after he attacked a car wash owner in the 500 block of Division Ave.

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man shot and killed at a South Side car wash over the weekend as 51-year-old Marco Pierce.


A man was fatally shot after he attacked his relative with a baseball bat at his own car wash.

The suspect used the bat when a disturbance escalated Saturday afternoon at the car wash in the 500 block of Division Ave., SAPD Sgt. Oscar O’Connor said.

The car wash owner acted in “self-defense” and shot the suspect, O’Connor said.

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Earlier, the suspect called the man over to the car wash, and that’s when an argument ensued.

“They had a disturbance and it escalated from there," O’Connor said, adding that the suspect was described as “acting weird.”

When police arrived, the car wash owner told officers “I shot him.”

He was shot on the right side.

The car wash owner was hospitalized due to his injuries.

Preliminary reports state the two were related.

The ages of the killed suspect and victim are unknown.

No charges are expected to be filed.

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