SAPD: Man dead, another in critical condition after South Side shooting

Police say argument over money escalated; passerby wounded by stray bullet

The scene of the Ripford Street shooting. (Jennifer Galvan, Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)


San Antonio police have confirmed the identity of the man killed in a South Side shooting first reported Wednesday evening.

Police say Richard Rodriguez was shot and killed yesterday near Ripford Street and Knox Street. The second victim, another man in his 40s, involved in the shooting was hit with a stray bullet and taken to Brook Army Medical Center in serious condition, police say.

Police are now searching for the individuals involved in the shooting.

KSAT will continue to update this article as details become available.


San Antonio police reported Wednesday that one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting occurred on the city’s South Side.

Police were called to the 900 block of Ripford, where they found two victims, both men in their 40s, and believe an argument over money escalated into a shooting.

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One victim, police said, was shot in the chest during the altercation and was tended to by Emergency Medical Service personnel, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other victim, a passerby, was shot in the abdomen by a stray bullet and was found by officers sitting on the sidewalk. He was transported to Brook Army Medical Center.

Police say a third party was responsible for the shooting, but at this time, SAPD has no suspects due to conflicting stories by possible witnesses.

The name of the man killed has not been released, pending notification to next of kin.

About the Authors:

Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.