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SAPD: Man, 29, dies after being shot in chest at West Side home on Easter

Dispute over alleged stolen property led to a shooting, officers said

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE, April 13, 2020: A 29-year-old man died at a hospital Sunday night after being shot in the chest during a dispute over alleged stolen property on the West Side, authorities said. The release of the man’s identity is pending notification of next of kin.

New details provided Monday morning by the San Antonio Police Department indicates that the victim had initially brandished a semi-automatic rifle before he was shot.

“The (man) and a female drove to the listed location to confront individuals who they believed had stolen property from them. When they arrived they exited their vehicle and the (victim) brandished an assault rifle. The suspects came out and confronted them in the front of the property. One of the suspects possessed a handgun. The (man) and suspects began to fight and the assault rifle was taken from (the man). The victim was then shot in the chest. The suspects then fled to a small apartment located in the backyard of the property. Responding officers took the suspects into custody without incident. The victim was transported to SAMMC by EMS where he died of his injuries. The Homicide Unit made the scene to conduct their investigation. This incident remains under investigation,” the new statement from police reads.

ORIGINAL:

A man was hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday after being shot in the chest at a West Side home, San Antonio police said.

The man, whose age and name wasn’t immediately known, and a woman went to the home in the 2600 block of West Martin Street around 5 p.m. to confront people over alleged stolen property, police said.

After the man exited a vehicle that entered the home’s driveway, a group of people came out of the house. One of them brandished a firearm and shot the man, police said.

The victim was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.

Police said four people were detained for questioning as investigators try to piece together the incident. It wasn’t immediately clear who fired the weapon.

This is a developing story that will be updated with details as they are available. Stay with KSAT12 and KSAT.com for the latest.


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