Man found dead in East Side home with gunshot wounds, San Antonio police say

The medical examiner has identified as 22-year-old Castatroy Barnett

SAN ANTONIO – A man was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds by his friend in his East Side home and San Antonio police said they are still searching for the suspect responsible.

The incident happened around 4:50 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Paso Hondo Street.

Police said they arrived on scene and found the man, identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner as 22-year-old Castatroy Barnett, with gunshot wounds lying on the floor.

Barnett’s friend found him inside of the home. When officers arrived, Barnett was pronounced dead at the scene.

KSAT’s John Paul Barajas spoke with one neighbor, who said she and her family were woken up by the gunfire.

Startled and in a panic, she ran to take cover in her kitchen. Her oldest son was already hunkering down when she arrived.

“We just stayed down and kept low and just waited for the cops... My heart was racing and I have my son and my nephew here as well,” the neighbor, who chose to remain anonymous, said.

The neighbor said she didn’t know Barnett all that well, but said he always seemed very polite.

“He just seemed like a nice guy... He seemed like a good person. I hate what happened to him. It brings tears to my eyes because he was young,” the neighbor said.

Police are still working to track down the suspect and the investigation continues.

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Emily Martin is a digital producer trainee at KSAT. She earned a journalism degree from Texas State University, where she was news director at KTSW, the campus radio station. She has also interned at KXAN and KUT in Austin.

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