Father arrested in connection with 14-year-old son's shooting death

Police find shell casings 'in every room' of home where teen was fatally shot

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

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE 3/27/18: Andres R. Delgado, 44, has been arrested in connection with his 14-year-old son's shooting death.

ORIGINAL STORY:

San Antonio police Chief William McManus said investigators found weapons, ammunition and shell casings in “every room of the home” where 14-year-old Andres Delgado IV was shot and killed, allegedly by his father. 

Officers went to the home in the 100 block of Aransas Avenue around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

McManus said they had received a call from the father, saying that someone was shooting at his home from outside.

However, after investigating, detectives determined there was no evidence of that.

“Let me make it clear that this is not gang violence from everything we’ve seen so far. It is not gang-related,” said McManus said. “It is something that occurred inside the house."

McManus said it appears the 43-year-old man fired, or tried to fire, a number of weapons. It appeared, however, his teenage son was hit only one time.

“A shotgun, looks like an AR, pistol, ammunition. A variety of weapons,” he said. “There were a lot of shell casings. There were jammed weapons. There were live rounds on the floor.”

Detectives found evidence that throughout the small house, in every room.

The teen was still lying in bed when he was shot, McManus said.

His 12-year-old sister also was home at the time but was not hit by the gunfire.

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Police spent part of the morning questioning her and her father, the suspect, trying to understand what happened and why. 

“Right now we don't know exactly what was going through the father's head,” McManus said.

Delgado was taken into custody for questioning, but later released. The case remains under investigation.

What neighbor Keren Guerrero is saying: 

"He was a very happy boy. He had a little sister and he was always active, playing around, riding bikes, skateboards, roller skating, playing tag."

"I was just trying to console (his sister). I'm, like, 'It's OK. It's going to be OK. He's going to be fine.' We already knew he looked really bad."

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