SAN ANTONIO – A man is dead after being shot in the chest by a family member on the city’s West Side, according to San Antonio Police Department.
The shooting happened at 3:45 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of West Salinas Street.
Police say family members inside the home woke up to an argument between the victim and his girlfriend. Then, they heard a third person walk out of a bedroom with a pistol in hand to later pull the trigger.
According to Sgt. Richard Limón, once the armed minor walked to the hallway, he and the victim began to argue, which ended with gunfire.
“The story we received was that there was some sort of family dispute with an altercation that occurred (between) the victim being shot one time by another house resident,” Limón said.
Investigators say the minor ran off, leaving the victim, a male in his 20′s, on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest.
“It may be that (the victim) was just staying here for the night,” Limón said. “As far as we know, he’s been staying here for a couple of nights.”
Officials say the shooter fled on foot with the girlfriend but were found about five miles away from the scene. She is also being questioned by detectives.
Police weren’t able to disclose if the deadly weapon was recovered.
“We're still working (and) trying to find out all the information before we make a determination whether any charges will be filed tonight,” Limón said.
Due to his age, police will not release the identity of the shooter.
The investigation is still ongoing.