Man arrested after fatal shooting at Southeast Side apartment

Police still not sure yet whether it’s a homicide or suicide

Jose Maria Galindo, 22, is charged with manslaughter.
Jose Maria Galindo, 22, is charged with manslaughter. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested a 22-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a woman in a Southeast Side apartment complex.

The victim, a 19-year-old woman, was found early Wednesday morning inside a bedroom in a ground floor unit of the Reserve at Pecan Valley apartments, located in the 4000 block of E. Southcross.

Officers said the woman was one of five people in the apartment at the time.

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They questioned some of the other people who told them there was a man in the bedroom with her when she was shot.

The man was later identified as Jose Maria Galindo, police said Thursday morning. He was arrested in LaSalle County on suspicion of manslaughter.

Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot ring out, then seeing Galindo walk out of the apartment and drive away in his car.

The woman was rushed to a hospital where she died. She was not identified as of Thursday.

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Four nearly five hours, investigators closed off access to the apartment while they searched it, looking for evidence.

They would not say whether they found a gun inside the apartment.

Bexar County court records show Galindo was out on bond for assault of a public servant at the time of the shooting.

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