Man trapped inside train more than 12 hours had snuck aboard in Eagle Pass, firefighters say
A man who firefighters believed stowed away on a freight train in Eagle Pass had to be rescued once he arrived in San Antonio. Huge metals coils on top of the tran car trapped him for more than 12 hours, they say.
Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office conclusively identifies 19 victims found in trailer on Southwest Side
Nineteen of the 53 victims who died after the discovery of a tractor-trailer with dozens of migrants on the Southwest Side have been conclusively identified, according to Bexar County officials.
Investigation into possible smuggling incident on SW Side results in misunderstanding, sheriff says
What initially appeared as a possible smuggling incident on the Southwest Side resulted in a misunderstanding after deputies were called to investigate an 18-wheeler and multiple people jumping out of it.
Organizations ready to help if migrants found in tractor-trailer on Southwest Side stay in San Antonio
Eleven people are still fighting to recover from a horrifying botched human smuggling situation after dozens were found dead and many alive with heat-related illnesses in a tractor-trailer on the Southwest Side on Monday evening.
Latest updates: What we know about the deaths of 53 people found inside a trailer in San Antonio
More than 50 migrants died after they were left in a tractor-trailer on a Southwest Side road — a “horrific human tragedy” that’s being called the largest mass casualty event in San Antonio history, authorities said.
San Antonio Archdiocese, Franciscan priests call on community to unite after 46 people found dead in trailer
Both the San Antonio Archdiocese and Franciscan priests called on the community to unite in prayer and support after nearly 50 people were found dead in a trailer on the Southwest Side late Monday night.
Officials ID 15-year-old girl killed on Southwest Side by hit-and-run driver
A 15-year-old girl was killed Thursday on the Southwest Side by a hit-and-run driver, police said. The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Marisa Duran. A 2011 Honda Pilot traveling westbound struck her and fled the scene south on Moon Valley Drive. The Medical Examiner's Office was notified but could not make it to the scene due to the icy road conditions. The driver, identified as Miguel Barbosa, 38, was arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid resulting in death.mysanantonio.com
Carjackings more than double in Chicago during 2020, police say, perhaps as criminals blended in with masked public
And there may have been more carjackings in 2020 than the city’s figures show. For instance, retired Chicago Fire Department Lt. Dwain Williams was shot and killed in early December when assailants tried to carjack him near a popcorn shop on the Southwest Side, authorities said, an incident categorized as a homicide instead of a carjacking. Later in the month, 33-year-old Shuai Guan was fatally shot near his home in the Bridgeport neighborhood after a carjacker demanded the key to his white SUV, a crime also logged as a homicide.chicagotribune.com
Woman allegedly killed by rival at Southwest Side home ID'd
A woman allegedly killed by a rival in an apparent love triangle on the Southwest Side was identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office. Yvette Salinas, 40, was fatally shot at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Seashell Place, San Antonio police said.mysanantonio.com
Update: Police ID man hit and killed while walking on Loop 410 on Southwest Side
Google MapsA man walking on Loop 410 in the Southwest Side was hit and killed by a SUV Monday night, San Antonio police said. According to police, the man, later identified as 27-year-old Jon Isaac Lopez, was walking in one of the lanes in the 8600 block of Southwest Loop 410 around 8 p.m. when he was hit by a Buick Enclave.mysanantonio.com
Woman was shot, killed after love triangle turned deadly at Southwest Side home
One woman is dead after an argument ended in a shooting at a Southwest Side residence. Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, San Antonio police were called to the 100 block of Seashell Place where they found a woman in her 20s with a gunshot wound to the head.mysanantonio.com
‘We are saddened this was a child,’ says family of retired Chicago firefighter after 15-year-old boy charged in fatal attempted carjacking
They waited for him to come out and three of them left the Ford and confronted Williams, 65. He pulled out a revolver from his waistband and exchanged gunfire, police said. Williams was hit once in the abdomen and collapsed. The three got back into the car and sped down Artesian Avenue.chicagotribune.com
Lightfoot introduces plan to close loopholes allowing Chicago police to cooperate with immigration agents
Lightfoot on Wednesday also introduced an ordinance to increase fines for air pollution caused by demolitions such as the April work at a Southwest Side coal power plant that sent a cloud of dust through the Little Village neighborhood. Under the mayor’s plan, pollution caused by demolition would result in fines of between $5,000 and $20,000. It also would increase fines for pollution caused by facilities such as General Iron, the troubled North Side scrap shredder that’s facing pushback from Southeast Side residents opposed to plans for the company to move to their neighborhood.chicagotribune.com
Major accident involving 18-wheelers shuts down I-35 on San Antonio's South Side
At least three people were taken to an area hospital after a major accident Monday afternoon involving two 18-wheelers and several cars on the Southwest Side. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. in the 10000 block of Interstate 35 South, according to the city's website.mysanantonio.com
Man found dead with gunshot wound in Southwest Side street identified
A man who was found dead on a Southwest Side street was identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office. David Sabino Martinez, 28, was initially found unresponsive on a sidewalk at 2:44 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the 900 block of Sims Avenue, San Antonio police said.mysanantonio.com
The Spin: Ex-Chicago Ald. Ed Vrdolyak sentenced to 18 months in federal prison | U.S. House votes to decriminalize weed | Illinois planning to distribute vaccine to 50 counties with highest death rate
“So far, of the Black Caucus’ 22 members, only Rep. Maurice West of Rockford has said he will not vote for Madigan’s reelection as speaker, a post the Southwest Side Democrat has held since 1983 with the exception of two years in the mid-1990s when Republicans controlled the chamber.” More here.chicagotribune.com
Embattled Madigan to make his case before supportive House Black caucus on Saturday
So far, of the Black caucus’ 22 members, only Rep. Maurice West of Rockford has said he will not vote for Madigan’s reelection as speaker, a post the Southwest Side Democrat has held since 1983 with the exception of two years in the mid-1990s when Republicans controlled the chamber.chicagotribune.com
Man found shot dead on sidewalk in Southwest Side
Officers found a man in his late 20s dead Wednesday afternoon on the Southwest Side after possibly getting shot. The man was found unresponsive on a sidewalk in the 900 block of Sims Avenue around 2:44 p.m. Wednesday, the San Antonio Police Department reported.mysanantonio.com
Cook County sheriff gives coronavirus update at jail, asks community for help heading off next wave
“We talk to the house they’re going to. We talk to the people in their houses. … We walk them through all the protocols to make sure their house is safe, their community safe. We are actively educating people about it.”chicagotribune.com
Truck theft, chase in Southwest Side ends with suspect, teen and officer hurt
A juvenile suspect who allegedly stole a truck Tuesday and ran over a girl who tried to stop her led officers on a Southwest Side chase that ended when she collided with a police SUV. Matthew Brown said the incident began at about 8:30 p.m. when the suspect allegedly stole a black truck from a home in the 1900 block of Cupples Road. The suspect then ran over a teenage girl who was attempting to get the truck back, he said, breaking the girl’s leg. The officer in the SUV, who has been with the department for 2 years, was taken to an area hospital for treatment as a precaution. Brown said the chase was authorized by a sergeant because of the robbery and the assault on the teenage girl.mysanantonio.com
Family's four pet dogs died after fire started in Southwest Side home
A house fire on the far Southwest Side killed four family dogs early Tuesday morning. The Bexar County Fire Department was called to the 14100 block of Bradley Road around 3:30 a.m. for a single story residence engulfed in flames. FIND OUT FIRST: Get San Antonio breaking news directly to your inboxOfficials at the scene said they believe one of the family's four pet dogs knocked over a space heater that was left on to keep them warm. The five family members were able to escape safely, but all of the dogs perished. Taylor Pettaway is a breaking news and general assignment reporter for MySA.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | @TaylorPettawaymysanantonio.com
Man killed in possible road rage shooting in Southwest Side ID'd
A 22-year-old man killed in a Southwest Side shootout that may have been sparked by road rage was identified Monday. Anthony Valdivia was fatally shot at about 5 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Diamond Food Mart, 5050 West Military Drive, the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office said.mysanantonio.com
Judge scolds 2 men allegedly caught with paintball gun in car. ‘(Police) don’t know if what they’re seeing is a real firearm ... and it’d just get worse from there.’
Among those injured was George Morales, 44, a Southwest Side man who lost sight in his left eye after a paintball attack last week in Little Village. “I turned around and saw a white car parked right in front of me. I saw two guys in the car,” Morales said, adding they looked to be in their early 30s. One pointed a long gun that looked like a real gun.chicagotribune.com
Police ID man accused of shooting SAPD officer during Southwest Side chase
A man was shot by police Monday evening after he fired an entire magazine at an officer but only hit his body camera during a traffic stop in the Southwest Side. The officer was not shot but his body camera, which was located on his chest, was hit, the chief said. The officer returned fire and hit Cardenas in his arm and abdomen. Cardenas was wanted on two warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault with bodily injury-married. He was charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and the warrants.mysanantonio.com
SAPD: Young boy taken to hospital in serious condition on the SW Side
Ken BrancaAccording to police, an SUV crashed into a truck causing a young boy to go to the hospital early Sunday morning. The incident occurred on the Southwest Side at Stonybrook Drive and Merry Oaks Drive around 3:50 a.m. on Sunday.mysanantonio.com
Oversight agency releases video of fatal Chicago police shooting in Southwest Side park
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released several body camera videos and 911 recordings related to the shooting in Vittum Park in the Southwest Side’s Garfield Ridge community as part of the city’s video release policy, which requires that video and other evidence be released to the public within 60 days of shootings involving officers.chicagotribune.com
Five dead, 23 wounded in Chicago shootings
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Father and 15-year-old son killed in motorcycle crash on the Southwest Side
Father and 15-year-old son killed in motorcycle crash on the Southwest SideTwo people were killed Tuesday morning after a motorcycle crashed near the Southwest Side. Two people were killed Tuesday morning after a motorcycle crashed near the Southwest Side. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Father and 15-year-old son killed in motorcycle crash on the Southwest Side 1 / 12 Back to GalleryA father and his 15-year-old son were killed Tuesday morning after a motorcycle crashed near the Southwest Side. Police said 36-year-old Reinerio Lopez and his son Franklin Lopez were riding a 2008 Honda motorcycle near the 2400 block of General Hudnell Drive just after midnight when the eldest Lopez failed to navigate a curve and hit a concrete wall. FIND OUT FIRST: Get San Antonio breaking news directly to your inboxBoth victims were thrown from the motorcycle and hit a guardrail and a bridge pillar.mysanantonio.com
Police arrest man in connection to Southwest Side shooting that left one woman hospitalized
Police arrest man in connection to Southwest Side shooting that left one woman hospitalizedPlacido Jaquez Jr, 38, was arrested Saturday in connection to a shooting that injured a woman Friday on the Southwest Side. Placido Jaquez Jr, 38, was arrested Saturday in connection to a shooting that injured a woman Friday on the Southwest Side. Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office Photo: Bexar County Sheriff's Office Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Police arrest man in connection to Southwest Side shooting that left one woman hospitalized 1 / 1 Back to GallerySan Antonio police have arrested a man in connection to a shooting that left a 33-year-old woman injured. After she was taken to University Hospital for treatment, she accused 38-year-old Placido Jaquez Jr., also know as Peewee, of being the shooter, according to police. Police arrested Jaquez on Saturday.mysanantonio.com
Gunshot victim found in Southwest Side street uncooperative with investigators
Gunshot victim found in Southwest Side street uncooperative with investigatorsSan Antonio police investigate the scene where a woman was found shot in the back at about 5:20 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020, in the 6100 block of Birch Valley Drive. Photo: Jacob Beltran Photo: Jacob Beltran Image 1 of / 6 Caption Close Gunshot victim found in Southwest Side street uncooperative with investigators 1 / 6 Back to GalleryA gunshot wound victim found on a Southwest Side street reportedly refused to tell police what happened before she was taken to a hospital Friday afternoon. Oscar OConnor said the incident was reported at about 5:20 p.m. in the 6100 block of Birch Valley Drive. OConnor said the woman was seriously injured with a gunshot wound to her back, on what appeared to be either her neck or shoulder. They also do not know if she got out on her own or if she was dragged out, police said.mysanantonio.com
SAPD: Teen hospitalized after random attack on Southwest Side
SAPD: Teen hospitalized after random attack on Southwest SideA teenager was hospitalized Thursday morning after he was randomly attacked by a man with a knife on the Southwest Side, San Antonio police said. A teenager was hospitalized Thursday morning after he was randomly attacked by a man with a knife on the Southwest Side, San Antonio police said. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close SAPD: Teen hospitalized after random attack on Southwest Side 1 / 8 Back to GalleryA teenager was hospitalized Thursday morning after he was randomly attacked by a man with a knife on the Southwest Side, San Antonio police said. The man then fled on foot, police said. The teenager was taken to the hospital in stable condition.mysanantonio.com
One dead after officer-involved shooting on the Southwest Side
One dead after officer-involved shooting on the Southwest SideOne person is dead after an officer-involved shooting on the Southwest Side early Tuesday morning. One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting on the Southwest Side early Tuesday morning. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close One dead after officer-involved shooting on the Southwest Side 1 / 18 Back to GalleryOne person is dead after an officer-involved shooting on the Southwest Side early Tuesday morning. The officer and suspect got into a fight and the officer attempted to use his taser on the suspect, but it had no effect. The officer then took out his gun and shot the suspect dead.mysanantonio.com
SAPD has few leads in Southwest Side shooting that left one man dead
SAPD has few leads in Southwest Side shooting that left one man deadSan Antonio police said they have few leads in a Southwest Side shooting that left one person dead Tuesday. San Antonio police said they have few leads in a Southwest Side shooting that left one person dead Tuesday. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close SAPD has few leads in Southwest Side shooting that left one man dead 1 / 15 Back to GallerySan Antonio police said they have few leads in a Southwest Side shooting that left one person dead Tuesday. FIND OUT FIRST: Get San Antonio breaking news directly to your inboxHe was rushed to the hospital but died less than 30 minutes after arriving, police said. Witnesses said they saw a grey four-door car in the area at the time but were unable to provide additional information, SAPD said.mysanantonio.com
SAPD investigating Southwest Side shooting that left one man hospitalized
SAPD investigating Southwest Side shooting that left one man hospitalizedSan Antonio police are investigating a shooting on the Southwest Side that left a 27-year-old man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the neck. San Antonio police are investigating a shooting on the Southwest Side that left a 27-year-old man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the neck. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close SAPD investigating Southwest Side shooting that left one man hospitalized 1 / 15 Back to GallerySan Antonio police are investigating a shooting on the Southwest Side that left a 27-year-old man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the neck. The shooting had stopped before the officers arrived at the scene, but they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery for his injuries, according to police.mysanantonio.com
SAFD saves Southwest Side restaurant after blaze breaks out overnight
SAFD saves Southwest Side restaurant after blaze breaks out overnightSan Antonio firefighters fought to save a Southwest Side restaurant late Wednesday night, April 1, 2020, after a kitchen fire broke out, officials said. San Antonio firefighters fought to save a Southwest Side restaurant late Wednesday night, April 1, 2020, after a kitchen fire broke out, officials said. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close SAFD saves Southwest Side restaurant after blaze breaks out overnight 1 / 17 Back to GallerySan Antonio firefighters fought to save a Southwest Side restaurant late Wednesday night after a kitchen fire broke out, officials said. Crews were able to knock down the fire quickly and the restaurant sustained about $10,000 in damages, police said. Read her on our breaking news site, MySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | @TaylorPettawaymysanantonio.com
Arson investigators looking into cause of fire outside SW Side home
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio arson investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that broke out Monday morning on the porch of a Southwest Side home. No one was home when the fire started shortly before 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of Keats Street. The home is actually more of a freestanding apartment behind a main house. At the apartment, arson investigators appeared to focus on items from inside the home. Firefighters said they believed the fire may have been accidental, but they called in arson investigators to make sure that was the case.
Aggravated sexual assault suspect killed in officer-involved shooting on SW Side: SAPD
An aggravated sexual assault suspect is dead after a shooting involving a San Antonio police officer during a Lone Star Fugitive Task Force operation on the Southwest Side, according to the San... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Aggravated sexual assault suspect killed in officer-involved shooting on SW Side: SAPD
SAN ANTONIO - An aggravated sexual assault suspect is dead after a shooting involving a San Antonio police officer during a Lone Star Fugitive Task Force operation on the Southwest Side, according to the San Antonio Police Department. The shooting was reported Wednesday night at a Walmart gas station near Southwest Loop 410 and Ray Ellison Boulevard. When a San Antonio police officer, who is part of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, approached the suspect, the officer saw the suspect had a long rifle with a drum magazine attached, McManus said. The officer felt compelled to use deadly force, fired, I believe, one time at the suspect, and (the suspect) was subsequently transported to the hospital, McManus said. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the suspect was involved in a case that happened a couple of days ago.
'Suspicious' fire set to Halloween decorations outside apartment unit
SAN ANTONIO - Arson investigators have been called in to investigate a suspicious fire at an apartment complex on the city's Southwest Side early Wednesday morning, San Antonio police said. Firefighters responded around 4:30 a.m. to the apartment complex in the 7100 block of New Laredo Highway after receiving reports of a ringing alarm. Firefighters said it appears someone set fire to a Halloween decoration hanging on the door of a third-floor apartment. Authorities say the fire never went beyond the door, but it did set off the sprinkler system and the building alarm, alerting residents. The sprinkler system dumped water onto the concrete landing outside the apartments but very little got inside anyone's home, firefighters said.
Police searching for men in connection with garage theft
SAN ANTONIO - Police are investigating a theft on the Southwest Side. Russell Willis said his family was cleaning out a garage on Old Sky Harbor in hopes of planning a yard sale. Items were left on the lawn, and when Willis said his 74-year-old mother was watching over the belongings, a couple of men grabbed $600 worth of items before getting away. 'They left in a white truck," Willis saiid. "My mom was terrified.
Wheelchair-bound man in critical condition after stabbing on Southwest Side
SAN ANTONIO - A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed in the stomach on the citys Southwest Side. Police said the stabbing happened near McCauley Avenue and Barlite Boulevard, just west of I-35, on Thursday afternoon. Passersby found the wheelchair-bound victim lying under a tree with stab wounds and called in the stabbing, police said. Police said they do not have a description of the attacker, nor were there any witnesses at the time of the stabbing. The man was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.
3 avoid serious injury in SW Side rollover crash, police say
SAN ANTONIO - Three people escaped serious injury during a rollover crash on the city's Southwest Side late Wednesday night, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred just after 10 p.m. in the 600 block of Harriman Place, not far from Highway 90 and Frio City Road. According to police, the driver rolled his vehicle into a utility pole and then into a yard. Police said the utility pole was knocked down and tore into the wires, causing a few homes to be without power overnight. Police did not give a reason as to why the driver lost control.