Teens in custody after breaking into cars in North Side neighborhood, shooting at resident, police say

SAPD: Resident tried to scare them off by firing a gun into the air

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested a group of teenagers on Monday morning after they allegedly broke into cars and shot at a resident who tried to stop them.

The incident happened at around 4:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Fennel Drive, not far from Vance Jackson Road and Loop 410 on the North Side.

According to a preliminary report from SAPD, a 40-year-old man noticed a group of males breaking into two vehicles in front of his house. He fired a gunshot in the air to scare them off, police said.

The suspects ran down the street and fired several shots at the resident, police said. No one was hit by the gunfire or was injured.

A sergeant at the scene said four teenagers were involved, and three of them were located and taken into custody. Police later said they were not looking for another suspect.

The suspects’ names have not been released. They are facing charges of burglary of a vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

The resident is not expected to face any charges, according to SAPD.

Nothing was stolen from the vehicles that were broken into. Police are investigating.

San Antonio police arrested three teenagers and searched for another on Monday, May 8, 2023, after an alleged attempted car burglary turned into a shooting in the 200 block of Fennel Drive. (KSAT)

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