Victim shot to death in bedroom during drive-by shooting identified, police say

Shooting was reported in 400 block of Mercedes Street

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer, Katrina Webber - Crime Fighters Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE - Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.: San Antonio police have identified the man who was shot and killed in his bedroom in a drive-by shooting as 34-year-old Eloy Mendez-Tapia.

Police said approximately 14 shots were fired through the side of his home early Monday morning.

A witness described seeing someone firing a gun from inside a dark-colored truck drive by on South Nueces.

PREVIOUSLY:

San Antonio police are investigating after a man was shot and killed while inside a home in what appears to be a drive-by shooting overnight.

Police received a call just after 4 a.m. for shots fired in the area near the 400 block of Mercedes Street,  which is located not far from Frio City Road on the city's West Side.

Police said they received another call a few minutes later from a family member of a man who told them he had been shot. When officers arrived, they found the man deceased inside a bedroom.

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Police said they believe the shots may have been fired from a car although they did not find any shell casings. They did say some sort of a blue Ford was seen in the area around the same time that the shots were fired. 

Investigators are now taking pictures of what look like several bullet holes on the outside wall of the house.

The name of the man killed is not currently known but he's believed be in his mid-20s. Police said they are unsure as to how many people were inside the home at the time of the shooting since many arrived later and were outside when officers arrived.

An officer did say that at least one person was inside because that relative called police.

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