Man killed in hit-and-run in parking lot of East Side apartment complex, police say

Officers called around 4:30 a.m. to Ivy Apartments in 4500 block of Lavender Lane

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating after a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the parking lot of an East Side apartment complex early Monday morning.

Officers were called around around 4:30 a.m. to the Ivy Apartments in the 4500 block of Lavender Lane, not far from South W.W. White Road after receiving word of a disturbance.

According to police, as officers were leaving they found a man deceased in the parking lot with a tire track across his body.

Police said they believe the man was hit by a car and that the driver sped off. Investigators say they found a license plate near the man.

A resident of the apartment complex helped police to identify the victim, saying that knew the 27-year-old victim and that he would stay with him from time to time.

“I’m really heartbroken, I can’t explain with words, I’m not good with that,” said the resident, who didn’t want to be identified. He said his friend recently also just had a baby. He hopes that whoever is responsible will do the right thing and come forward.

“Man ya’ll are wrong and whoever it is bro, I hope ya’ll can’t sleep at night bro. For real. For real. This is not no way to do stuff. You could’ve handled it as a man. You could’ve walked up and talked to him, fought it out anything, I dunno.”

The ID of the man killed has not been released.

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