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15-year-old killed in shooting outside West Side home identified

Police unsure if shooting stemmed from robbery attempt

SAN ANTONIO – A 15-year-old was shot and killed Monday night on the city’s West Side, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called around 7:40 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of Belcross Street after receiving word of gunshots fired.

According to police, a 19-year-old who lives at the home said the 15-year-old, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Marqhael Ross, was trying to rob him. Witnesses say they heard two gunshots come from the home’s front yard.

The parents of the 19-year-old refused to cooperate with the police. Investigators are seeking a search warrant to enter the house.

Officers said they found Ross lying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. He was taken to University Hospital, where he later died.

The 19-year-old said he did not know Ross before the shooting. At this point, police are unsure if the 19-year-old will face any charges related to the shooting. The 19-year-old has since been detained.

Police say they hope video surveillance from the home will help solve the case.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 online and on-air for more information.

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