Man shot, killed by estranged wife at Northeast Side home, SAPD says

Couple was in the process of going through divorce, police say

A 36-year-old woman is accused of fatally shooting her husband at a Northeast Side home on Friday morning.

SAN ANTONIO – A 36-year-old woman is accused of fatally shooting her husband at a Northeast Side home on Friday morning. Police are investigating the case as a family violence incident.

SAPD Public Information Officer Alisia Pruneda said the man, in his early 40s, was found with gunshot wounds after 9 a.m. at a home in the 5700 block of Pine Country, near Judson Road and Cross Country Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman, identified by police as Krystal Margaret Jessica Rodríguez, took off from the scene. She was later arrested at an undisclosed location.

“So, the suspect did make a call to police, and she did cooperate with us,” Pruneda said. “At this time, she’s in our custody.”

Rodríguez is now charged with murder, police said.

Neighbors say Rodríguez did not live at the Northeast Side home and would drop off the children every other week.

“She never pulled into the driveway,” said Lynwood Penn, who has lived in the neighborhood for 37 years. “She would always stand on the street and blow the horn (to pick up the kids). He would walk his kids to the bus stop every morning.”

It is unclear if Rodríguez acted in self-defense. The name of the victim has not been released.

Pruneda said it appeared they had an “estranged relationship” and were going through a divorce. They had two children under the age of 10.

One of the children may have been at the location, but they were not injured. They are with relatives now, Pruneda said.

“It’s a tragic situation, no matter what time of year, but more so now. So, our heart is with the family of both parties and children,” she added.

SAPD had a previous call at the home for a disturbance, but no protective orders were issued.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Read also:


About the Authors:

Rebecca Salinas joined KSAT in the fall of 2019. Her skills include content management, engagement and reporting.

Azian Bermea is a photojournalist at KSAT.