1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at SE Side apartment complex, suspect on the run, police say

Officers called around 10 p.m. Sunday to 4000 block of East Southcross

San Antonio police are looking for a suspect who they believe forced entry into a Southeast Side apartment and shot two men, killing one.

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE 9/2/22: The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the person killed as 20-year-old Fernando Menchaca.


San Antonio police are looking for a suspect who they believe forced entry into a Southeast Side apartment and shot two men, killing one.

Officers were called to the apartment complex around 10 p.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of East Southcross. They found two men injured with gunshot wounds in an apartment.

One of the men, 26, was shot in the foot. His injury was deemed non-life-threatening.

The other victim, a 20-year-old man, was shot in the chest. Police said his injury was critical. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. He has not been identified.

There was no trace of the suspect when police arrived at the complex. Officers are still working to locate witnesses.

Further details on the suspect are limited and the investigation continues.


About the Authors:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

Leigh Waldman is a news reporter at KSAT 12. She joined the station in 2021. Leigh comes to San Antonio from the Midwest after spending time at a station in Omaha, NE. After two winters there, she knew it was time to come home to Texas. When Leigh is not at work, she enjoys eating, playing with her dogs and spending time with family.