Shooting outside West Side home may have been self-defense, police say

Suspected shooter told police other man attacked him

San Antonio police are trying to determine whether a deadly shooting outside a West Side home was self-defense or, perhaps, murder.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are trying to determine whether a deadly shooting outside a West Side home was self-defense or, perhaps, murder.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday outside a home, located in the 8200 block of Meadow Fire Street.

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Police say a man who lives in the home told them he was attacked by a visitor, a friend of his roommate who had arrived there drunk.

Police say the visitor initially was arguing with the man’s fiancé.

They say the man became involved in the dispute and told them that the visitor attacked him.

He told officers that he was armed with a gun at the time and initially fired warning shots toward the ground.

However, the man says the visitor still came at him, and, during a fight, he fired a shot, hitting the visitor in the leg.

Officers tried performing CPR, but the wounded man died at the scene.

Investigators spent hours processing the scene and marking off nearly a dozen pieces of evidence.

Police say they also recovered the gun that was involved.

They took the suspected shooter and witnesses into custody for questioning.

Early on, police had not named him a suspect and were not sure whether any charges would be filed.


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber 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.

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.