River Walk club shooting victim remembered as man dedicated to family, friends
Alejandro ‘Alex’ Robles, 25, was shot in the back while attending concert to support friend performer
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Alejandro “Alex” Robles leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old son and long list of family and friends who describe him as a "giving person.”
The 25-year old was at the Ventura Club Sunday to support a performer and long-time family friend, says his father James Huff.
“Their son was performing. And so he went with that family in support of his performance,” Huff said.
Robles was shot in the back. The mother of the performer they were there to see was also shot and injured, according to Huff.
Huff said it’s been a difficult day but the road ahead is uncertain.
“For my grandson, who’s 5, and his mother, it’s going to change their life drastically,” he said.
Huff says Robles was an innocent bystander in the shooting.
San Antonio Police Department arrested Kiernan Christopher Williams, 19, in the shooting death that police say was started by an altercation between Williams and Robert Martinez, III.
Huff says his son was raised to be a blessing to other people and that’s how they’ll remember him.
“He helped the family any time he could and would look for the opportunities to help us,” he said. “But, he would help strangers. And I mean, if he saw someone broke down, he would stop and help them. He’d go through Starbucks and buy the drink for the person behind them - gets to be a blessing as he drove off.”
Ventura on Tuesday released the following statement on Facebook about the shooting:
"There are no words to describe how completely devastated we are by the events that took place at Ventura on Sunday. Our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who lost loved ones, and those who were injured and affected by this senseless act of violence. The members of our staff are shaken and in a mixed state of disbelief and grief. Ventura has always been a place of community and inclusion; we have been honored to be one of the foremost homes to local music and musicians of San Antonio. We can not understand, nor could we have ever imagined this terrible tragedy that took place in our establishment. Thank you to all of those who have reached out to us to show love and support for us in this difficult time.
“The future of Ventura will involve much recovery and healing, not only for ourselves but for the friends and families apart of our community. The family of Robert Martinez will be holding a vigil, Wednesday January 22nd at 6pm here at Ventura. We will also be posting the gofundme pages for the families of Robert Martinez and Alejandro Robles. Please donate anything you can to show support.”
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