Passenger shot, driver robbed after woman receives ride to West Side apartment complex, SAPD says

Incident occurred just before 11 p.m. in 4400 block of West Commerce Street

SAN ANTONIO – A female passenger was shot and a driver was robbed after they gave a woman a ride to a West Side apartment complex late Tuesday night, according to San Antonio police.

Officers were called just before 11 p.m. to the 4400 block of West Commerce Street, not far from Our Lady of the Lake University and Elmendorf Lake Park after receiving word of a shooting.

According to police, a woman had gotten a ride with two other people to an apartment complex but when she arrived at the destination, she pulled out a gun and demanded money from the driver and the passenger. That’s when, police say, the pair argued and the woman fired two shots at the female passenger, striking her in the back shoulder. The suspect fled with a small amount of cash from both victims and has not been found.

A preliminary police report states the male driver had picked up the female passenger and the suspect to take them both to the apartment. The victims told police they did not know the suspect, although both victims were not being fully cooperative with the investigation, police said.

SAPD says the driver went to a nearby fast-food restaurant on West Commerce Street where he called for help. The woman was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where she is currently listed in critical condition.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all responded to the call.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

*Note: A previous version of this story said a man was a suspect believed to be responsible for the robbery and shooting. That information came from police at the scene. A preliminary police report has since provided new information.

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