Teen shot, killed while trying to steal car at Northwest Side apartment complex, SAPD says

Incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. in 13900 block of Babcock Road

SAN ANTONIO – A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed while allegedly attempting to steal a car at a Northwest Side apartment complex early Monday morning, according to San Antonio police.

The shooting happened around 2:20 a.m. at The Reserve San Antonio apartment complex in the 13900 block of Babcock Road, not far from West Hausman Road and UTSA Boulevard.

According to police, a man was inside his apartment when heard glass break in the parking lot and then went to check his vehicle. That’s when, police say, the man found someone attempting to steal his vehicle and still sitting inside it.

Police said the man pulled out a gun and fired a single shot, hitting the suspected car thief in the side of his chest. The shooter then called police to report it.

A preliminary police report states the man told officers he was protecting his property and that he believed the person had a weapon when he fired.

The wounded teen died at the scene.

The teen has been identified as Adam Tino Arroyo, 16.

SAPD did not say if the man who fired the gun will face any charges.

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

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.

*A previous version of this article identified the person shot as a man believed to be in his 20s. That information was provided by police following the incident before his identity was known.

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