Man pistol-whips teen while holding baby and shoots girlfriend, police say

Police say the woman is in critical but stable condition

Blue and red police lights at a generic crime scene. (Ajax9, Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police continue to investigate a robbery and assault after a man pistol-whipped a teen boy and shot his girlfriend Sunday.

At 1:45 a.m., South patrol officers responded to an apartment complex, at the 6000 block of Ray Ellison Boulevard, for a robbery.

According to police, an 18-year-old man picked up his one-year-old child from the location, and while leaving, he confronted a teen boy by the complex pool.

The man struck the 17-year-old with a gun, leaving him with a laceration to the head. The suspect took the teen’s property and left.

While officers interviewed the suspect’s sister, they learned the man had driven to his girlfriend’s house and shot her.

At 2:00 a.m., SAPD officers responded to the shooting at the 1400 block of Cable Ranch Road.

Upon arrival, officers found the suspect’s girlfriend, 20, with a gunshot wound to her leg. A tourniquet was administered by authorities, and she was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

SAPD says the woman is in critical but stable condition.

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