Man described as ‘homeless’ shot during argument with 2 other men, police say

Wounded man in critical condition

A man who San Antonio police described as homeless is in critical condition after being shot Thursday night.

SAN ANTONIO – A man who San Antonio police described as homeless is in the hospital after being shot Thursday night.

Officers at the scene, in the 1800 block of Fredericksburg Road, said the shooting happened during an argument between the wounded man and two other men on a sidewalk.

When police responded to the 911 call after 9:30 p.m., they found the victim with a gunshot wound in his upper body.

They say he was in critical condition when he was rushed to a hospital. A preliminary police report indicates that the injury is non-life-threatening.

Police say the two men involved in the shooting ran away, but they captured one nearby in the 100 block of Beal Street. SAPD identified that man as Carlos Escobedo.

At last check, they were still looking for the second suspect, but were not able to offer a description of him right away.

Escobedo is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


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