Man accused of fatally shooting father; family now pleads for gun violence to end

Jason Huron, 42, is charged with murder and is awaiting indictment

Man in custody after claiming he fatally shot his father at Southeast Side home, SAPD says
Man in custody after claiming he fatally shot his father at Southeast Side home, SAPD says

SAN ANTONIO – A 42-year-old man is in custody after San Antonio police said he confessed to fatally shooting his father at their Southeast Side home last week.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday night in the 300 block of Lyric Street, not far from Goliad Road and East Southcross.

Police said they received a call from Jason Huron, 42, who said his father, 63-year-old Anthony Huron, had died by suicide. However, officers say the gunshot was heard an hour ago from the time he called in.

Jason then told the dispatcher that he shot his father, according to officials.

When officers arrived, they found Jason’s father deceased in the living room of the home. Authorities said Jason has been cooperative so far with investigators and had confessed to the killing.

Jason is charged with murder and is currently awaiting indictment in the Bexar County Jail.

“I am just upset with him,” said Cynthia Leos, Anthony Huron’s niece, and Jason Huron’s cousin. “I am real upset. I just can’t believe he did that. He didn’t have to kill his dad like that.”

She said she was shocked when she realized what was going on right next to her home. Leos said her uncle was very helpful in the neighborhood and in her life.

“We used to laugh together,” Leos said. “We went to stores together. He would help take care of my grandma at the time.”

She believes an argument is what led to the fatal shooting.

Leos and neighbors said no matter the situation, guns are never the answer.

“Guns need to stay away! It is making people crazy! Look what happened,” said Cherish Huerta, the victim’s friend. “This violence needs to stop. It needs to stop. After all of this, and there was another shooting…it just needs to stop!”

Jason Huron’s bond was set at $250,000.

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