BCSO investigating homicide after husband shoots, kills wife in northwest Bexar County home, sheriff says

Man detained for questioning after reporting shooting as accidental

A man shot his wife, killing her, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in the 14400 block of Gunsight Pass. (Sal Salazar, Copyright 2024 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman’s death after her husband said he accidentally shot her, but the sheriff says his agency believes that’s not the case.

The shooting happened around 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday in the 14400 block of Gunsight Pass in northwest Bexar County.

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The man in his 60s called to report the shooting. When deputies arrived, they found a woman in her 60s on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to the head, BCSO said.

The man was detained for questioning. A semiautomatic handgun was recovered.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said the case is now being investigated as a homicide as a result of domestic violence.

The man will more than likely be charged with murder, Salazar said.

BCSO received a call in December for a domestic violence situation in which the woman needed a deputy to supervise as she removed her items from the home.

The woman returned to the home sometime between December and May, BCSO said.

Salazar is asking any victims of domestic violence to come forward and report any abuse before it escalates. Call 911 if you are in danger.

Find resources for victims of domestic violence here.

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Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.

Sal Salazar is a photojournalist at KSAT 12. Before coming to KSAT in 1998, he worked at the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Sal started off his career back in 1995 for the ABC Affiliate in Lubbock and has covered many high-profile news events since. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at home, gaming and loves traveling with his wife.

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