Man arrested after firing gunshots in parking lot of North Side motel

Jacob Matherly, 38, was taken into police custody

A man is in police custody after he fired gunshots in the parking lot of a motel on the city’s North Side early Wednesday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A man has been arrested after he allegedly fired gunshots in the parking lot of a motel on the city’s North Side early Wednesday morning.

Jacob Matherly, 38, was taken into police custody.

According to police, around 3 a.m. Matherly pointed a gun at some people in the parking lot of a Studio 6 motel on San Pedro Avenue and fired several times in an unknown direction. No one, however, was hit by the gunfire.

SAPD said Matherly tried to run, but he didn’t get far as he was tracked down by officers shortly after the shooting. He appeared to be intoxicated and his firearm was recovered at the scene, police said.

Matherly faces charges of deadly conduct and unlawful carry of a firearm.


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