Man charged in shooting death accepts plea deal, sentenced to 25 years in prison

Paul Terriquez Jr. charged in June 2022 slaying of Alexis Rios in apartment parking lot on SW Side

Paul Terriquez Jr. is charged with murder on suspicion of killing Alexis Rios on June 10 in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 300 block on Whitewood Street. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – A man charged in a 2022 shooting death was arrested to 25 years in prison Monday after he accepted a plea deal.

Paul Terriquez Jr. was charged with murder in connection with the slaying of Alexis Rios in June 2022 in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 300 block on Whitewood Street, near Old Pearsall Road and Loop 410.

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According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Rios was found shot to death in the driver’s seat of his vehicle while waiting to get paid for a job.

Four days later, police responded to a call for shots fired in the 1300 block of Rigsby Avenue, where they detained Terriquez, who was 21 at the time. Terriquez had a handgun that police said was the same caliber as the one used in the slaying of Rios, the affidavit said.

Fingerprints from the victim’s car matched those of the suspect’s, the affidavit said. Police also matched shell casings from Terriquez’s gun to those found at the shooting scene.

A warrant for Terriquez was issued and he was arrested.

The sentencing took place in the 437th District Court.


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