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Two 13-year-olds charged with murder in slaying of man in Southeast Side home, police say

Rene Ray Rodriguez Jr., 20, was shot, killed early Wednesday morning

Police raced to the 2900 block of Lasses Boulevard after getting a call about the shooting around 7 a.m.
Police raced to the 2900 block of Lasses Boulevard after getting a call about the shooting around 7 a.m. (KSAT 12 News)

SAN ANTONIO – Two teenagers have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man inside a Southeast Side home, San Antonio police said Thursday.

Officers were called around 7 a.m. Wednesday to the 2900 block of Lasses Boulevard, not far from Pecan Valley Drive and South New Braunfels Avenue after receiving reports of a shooting.

The victim, 20-year-old Rene Ray Rodriguez Jr., was still in bed when he was shot four times and then collapsed on the floor, police said.

According to police, a 13-year-old boy came over to the home of his 13-year-old girlfriend’s family and allegedly walked into a bedroom without saying a word and shot his girlfriend’s brother.

Image of Lasses St. shooting.
Image of Lasses St. shooting. (KSAT)

An investigator Wednesday morning said a teen believed to be the suspect was last seen running or walking away from the home along with a teenage girl.

Police said Thursday they have arrested two teens, a male and a female, in connection with the case. Due to both suspects being juveniles, police will not be releasing their names, SAPD said.

The teens are charged with murder.

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