Man, 49, fatally shot outside West Side home identified

Carlos Chavez was killed Tuesday evening, authorities say

SAN ANTONIO – A man who was found suffering from gunshot wounds outside his West Side home has died of his injuries.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the death of Carlos Chavez, 49, early Wednesday morning.

San Antonio police officers who responded to his home shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday found Chavez wounded on the sidewalk near the front gate of his home in the 300 block of Aldama.

They say they also found shell casings on the ground nearby.

Initially, officers said Chavez was in serious condition. However, he died later at a hospital.

Early on, police did not have a motive for the shooting.

They said the only information they had was that someone reported seeing a gray, four-door car leaving the area around the same time that the shooting happened.

Neighbors told KSAT12 they heard gunshots, but didn’t know what happened until they saw the morning news. They said Chavez lived there with his family, wife and kids, but did not know if they were home at the time.

About the Authors

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.

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