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Man who killed pregnant ex, shot himself has died, official says

William Bayles, 28, died from to a gunshot wound to his head

Police said a man shot the mother of his children, who was 33 weeks pregnant, on Christmas Day 2019.
Police said a man shot the mother of his children, who was 33 weeks pregnant, on Christmas Day 2019. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The man who fatally shot a pregnant woman while she was dropping off their children and then turned the gun on himself on Christmas Day has died.

William Bayles, 28, died Saturday from to a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office. His manner of death is suicide.

Bayles killed Gabriella Rodriguez, 24, on Christmas Day at a home in the 11300 block of Candle Park, according to San Antonio police. She was 33 weeks pregnant at the time, and the unborn child did not survive.

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Bayles shot himself and was transported to a hospital.

Rodriguez, her sons and her boyfriend were at her ex’s house to exchange children on the holiday.

Police said Rodriguez’s two children, 6-year-old Matthew and 2-year-old Ricardo, were in the home and witnessed the shooting. They were not injured.


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