SAFFE officers arrest man suspected of accidentally shooting 8-year-old boy

Ronald Jacobs to be charged with aggravated assault in accidental shooting

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

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE: Police said the man accused shooting an 8-year-old boy accidentally and then fleeing the scene late Tuesday night, Ronald Mathews Jacobs, was arrested by San Antonio Fear Free Environment officers on Thursday. 

Jacobs now faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

 

(Previously) 

San Antonio police have released the name and image of a man accused of shooting an 8-year-old boy accidentally and then fleeing the scene late Tuesday night.

Police identified the man as Ronald Mathews Jacobs. 

According to police, the boy and Jacobs were both upstairs at an apartment complex just before midnight in the 11300 block of Roszell Street when he accidentally discharged the weapon.

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Jacobs fled the apartment complex following the shooting and remains at large, police said.

The injured boy suffered a wound to the abdomen and was taken to University Hospital. He was last known to be in stable condition. 

When caught, Jacobs will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

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