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Boy, 15, shot in Medical Center apartment dies; suspect arrested

Victim ID’d as Danny Hernandez; Daron Pittman, 17, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Daron Pittman, 17, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy at an apartment in the Medical Center on January 17.
Daron Pittman, 17, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy at an apartment in the Medical Center on January 17. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A 15-year-old boy who was shot in an apartment in the Medical Center has died, San Antonio police said.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Danny Hernandez.

Police said Hernandez and Daron Pittman, 17, were inside a bedroom Friday when family members heard a gunshot.

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They ran into the room and found Hernandez had been shot and Pittman was missing, police said. Hernandez was transported to a hospital, where he died.

“My Aunt Rosa went ahead and donated his organs. It’s beautiful because he’s saving 55 lives. Fifty five lives are going to be saved and changed," said Adrian Conejo, Hernandez’s cousin.

Pittman returned to the apartment complex in the 5900 block of Eckhert Road a short time later and surrendered to police. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The charge could be upgraded following a review of the case by the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.


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