19-year-old charged in slaying of man on Northwest Side

Joan Francisco Paulino, 19, was taken into police custody

Joan Francisco Paulino, 19, has been charged with murder, according to San Antonio Police. Image: Bexar County Jail.
Joan Francisco Paulino, 19, has been charged with murder, according to San Antonio Police. Image: Bexar County Jail. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested a 19-year-old who they say fatally shot a man on the city’s Northwest Side late Wednesday night.

Joan Francisco Paulino, 19, was taken into police custody, according to SAPD.

According to police, officers were called around 10:20 p.m. to the 9100 block of Roquefort Drive, not far from New Guilbeau Road and Loop 1604 after receiving word of shots fired.

Police said 19-year-old Michael Garcia-Sanchez was struck in the upper body during the shooting. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say they have been questioning three men who were with the victim at the time but that they have been uncooperative. The men were detained because the EAGLE helicopter saw them in a car that left the scene and then went to a nearby alley before returning, police said.

A K9 officer later found a handgun in the alley where the vehicle was, police said.

A motive for the shooting is not known.

One person is dead and another person is in custody following a fatal shooting on the city’s Northwest Side late Wednesday night, San Antonio police said.
One person is dead and another person is in custody following a fatal shooting on the city’s Northwest Side late Wednesday night, San Antonio police said.

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