Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of stepfather, police say

Officers called around 12:30 p.m. to home in 100 block of Alvarez Place

A man in his 50s is in critical condition after being shot multiple times during an argument on the city’s South Side, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A 49-year-old man is dead and his 19-year-old stepson is in custody following a shooting on the city’s South Side Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Alvarez Place, not far from Nogalitos Street and South Flores Street.

According to police, the man was arguing with his wife when the wife’s son intervened. Police said Jarren Diego Garcia told them the man was threatening his mom just before they got into a physical altercation.

Jarren Diego Garcia is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his stepfather. (KSAT)

Authorities say Garcia threw a speaker at the man, striking him in the head. He then went to a bedroom and loaded a handgun before shooting him multiple times in the chest, police said.

SAPD said Garcia stayed at the scene and cooperated with officers.

The wounded man was taken to University Hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Garcia is charged with murder.


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