SAPD, SWAT standoff at Southwest Side apartment ends after 7 hours

13-year-old boy, mother taken into custody

SAN ANTONIO – A standoff that lasted seven hours at a Southwest Side apartment complex came to an end on Wednesday, according to San Antonio police.

A 13-year-old boy and his mother have been taken into custody after peacefully exiting the apartment after hours of negotiation, police reported.

Officers were initially called to the Costa Mirada apartment complex in the 9300 block of Somerset Road after reports of a shooting early Wednesday morning. When they arrived, they found a man in his late 20s with a gunshot wound to his head. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

A resident told KSAT 12 News that she heard five or six gunshots around that time.

The investigation led police to an apartment unit on the top floor of one of the buildings, leading to the standoff.

The boy and his mother left the apartment around 11 a.m., police confirmed. It’s unclear whether they will be charged in connection with the shooting.

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