Suspect shot in neck, dies following attempted robbery on West Side, police say

The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he died

SAN ANTONIO – A robbery attempt turned deadly on the West Side after the victim shot a suspect in the neck, San Antonio police said.

The shooting happened at 3:30 a.m. Friday at a parking lot in the 7700 block of Culebra Road, near Ingram Road.

According to police, the man told officers that he was on his way to his apartment when he saw a Prius circling the parking lot.

Three armed men got out of the Prius, approached the man, and tried to rob him, police said.

The victim, instead, refused to hand over his belongings and pulled out his own gun. He shot one of the suspects in the neck, police said.

The suspect was taken to University Hospital, where he later died.

The other two robbers fled the scene.

Police said the victim is not expected to face charges.

SAPD is investigating the incident.

A robbery attempt turned into a shooting on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at a parking lot in the 7700 block of Culebra Road. (KSAT)

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