Man found fatally beaten at student village near UTSA, suspect claims self defense, police say

SAPD: 1 detained for questioning

San Antonio police officers investigate a fatal beating on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at the Tetro Student Village in the 7000 block of N. Loop 1604 W. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – One man was killed and another man was detained following a fight on Sunday night at a student housing complex on the Northwest Side, according to police.

San Antonio police officers arrived at the scene around 10 p.m. in the Tetro Student Village in the 7000 block of N. Loop 1604 W., not far from Babcock Road and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

According to an SAPD sergeant, two men got into a fight that started in the apartment unit but made its way into the parking lot.

Officers arrived to find one man, 30, on the ground with severe head injuries.

The other man, who is in his 20s, was sitting on the curb nearby. He told officers he was acting in self-defense when he struck the victim in the face and he fell backward and hit his head on the pavement. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Police said they have not decided what charges, if any, the suspect may be facing.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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