SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police said a man was shot with a gun he intended to buy from another man on the city’s West Side Monday night.
Police say the arms deal turned armed robbery happened near Angeles Drive and Sacramento Street.
The victim, a 24-year-old-man, was in a silver car when the suspect got inside. He told police he met up with the man to buy a handgun.
The would-be handgun seller decided to take both the money and the gun and shot the victim twice in the leg and once in the abdomen before fleeing on foot and getting into a maroon pickup truck parked nearby, according to police.
The victim was transported to University Hospital in stable condition.
San Antonio police say the information provided by the victim is preliminary and are working to corroborate the victim’s story. The shooting remains under investigation.