Medical Examiner IDs man fatally shot at restaurant

Carlos Valdez, 37, killed after confronting couple who was eating

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Two people are in custody after a man was fatally shot at a Southwest Side Mexican restaurant Sunday night.

Police said the victim, 37-year-old Carlos Valdez, approached a couple eating at Taqueria La Estrella Jalisco near Loop 410 and Old Pearsall Road. The man, who was sitting down eating with a woman, stood up and shot Valdez once in the chest.

Witnesses told police that the couple appeared to know Valdez, but it wasn't clear what was said among the group.

Police said the couple got up and walked out of the restaurant, possibly driving away in separate cars. Authorities apprehended the couple on the East Side and transported them to the department's homicide office for questioning.

Police said Valdez was taken to University Hospital in serious condition, but later died.

Police have not named the suspects.

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