Man beaten, run over in early morning carjacking on city’s West Side

Victim knocked on door of home to get help

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating a carjacking and dragging on the city’s West side early Tuesday morning.

They say the 19-year-old victim showed up at a home in the 1500 block of W. Travis around 4 a.m., waking up the people inside and telling them he had been shot and run over by a car.

Officers say when they arrived, they checked the victim but found no evidence of gunshot wounds.

However, they said they did notice a large amount of road rash, indicating that he may have been dragged by a car.

He told police that he was sitting in his parked car when a group of people suddenly jumped him.

The man says some of them then climbed into his car and drove off.

At some point during their escape he was hit by a car and run over.

Police canvassed the area, talking to neighbors and looking for evidence.

They said they did not find any shell casings at the scene.

Police also were not able to release a description right away of the suspects’ vehicle or the victim’s car. The victim’s vehicle was later found.

About the Authors

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.

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