Man dies after being pushed into San Antonio River while walking River Walk, police say

Two suspects were arrested and charges are still pending

SAN ANTONIO – A 50-year-old man is dead after two suspects confronted him on the River Walk and pushed him into the San Antonio River, according to police.

The incident happened around 10:55 p.m., Friday on Commerce and Soledad.

San Antonio police said the man was walking the River Walk when he was approached by two suspects.

The situation escalated when one of the suspects pushed him into the river intentionally, according to SAPD. The suspects then got away from the scene on foot.

The man was unable to swim and went underwater. Witnesses then jumped into the river and pulled the man out, but he was unresponsive, officials said.

They also attempted CPR before EMS arrived and took over those efforts.

Police said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two suspects were later located in the 100 block of Main Plaza. Authorities separated the suspects before taking them to headquarters for statements.

One of the suspects was identified as Pedro Medina, 32, and he is charged with manslaughter, according to SAPD. The second suspect has not been identified as of yet.

Pictured is Pedro Medina, 32. (KSAT)

The investigation is ongoing.

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About the Authors:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

John Paul Barajas is a reporter at KSAT 12. Previously, he worked at KRGV 5 in the Rio Grande Valley. He has a degree from the University of Houston. In his free time, he likes to get a workout in, spend time on the water and check out good eats and drinks.