SAPD confirms fifth victim wounded in shooting at Market Square during Fiesta

SAPD previously said there were only four bystanders injured in deadly April 28 shooting

SAN ANTONIO – An x-ray shows the bullet lodged in Adam Jaramillo’s thigh -- a painful reminder of what he survived.

“It’s next to his femoral artery,” said Jaramillo’s attorney, George LeGrand. “I think it barely missed his femur.”

LeGrand said his client was at Historic Market Square on April 28 when a gunfight broke out between two men.

“What was your client doing at Market Square when the shooting started?” KSAT reporter Daniela Ibarra asked.

“Enjoying Fiesta, like everybody else there,” LeGrand said. “But he wasn’t warned that there was any increase in danger. He wasn’t allowed to make that decision on his own.”

LeGrand said Jaramillo’s friends took him to a hospital.

At the time, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said two people died from the shooting, and four bystanders -- all women -- were wounded.

KSAT asked San Antonio police about Jaramillo being a fifth victim on Wednesday.

“At the time of the incident, and when SAPD first released information, SAPD was aware of only four female bystanders,” SAPD spokeswoman Camelia Juarez said in an email. “The following day, detectives were contacted by a potential fifth victim who contacted the Homicide Unit. However, the victim has yet to provide a statement to police.”

The deadly shooting is among several incidents involving guns and violence at Market Square during Fiesta 2024.

“The city knew it, and they did not do anything to either warn, inform, or protect the citizens that went there for a good time to enjoy Fiesta,” LeGrand said.

LeGrand sent a letter to the city on May 6, saying the city should have warned the public of the danger at Market Square.

“They should react to it by coming and talking and trying to work this out amicably, and compensating Mr. Jaramillo for all of the trouble you’ve gone through and will go through the rest of his life with this bullet lodged in him,” LeGrand said.

The letter gives the City of San Antonio two weeks to respond before filing a lawsuit.

KSAT reached out to the City of San Antonio via email twice, but has yet to hear back.

About the Authors

Daniela Ibarra joined the KSAT News team in July 2023. This isn’t her first time in the KSAT newsroom– the San Antonio native spent the summer of 2017 as an intern. Daniela is a proud Mean Green alum, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas.

Alexis Montalbo is a photojournalist at KSAT 12.

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