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Man shot dead while at red light on Northeast Side

December 10th, 2017 - Comments Off

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Authorities said a man in his 20s was shot and killed Saturday night while he was stopped at a red light on the Northeast Side.

San Antonio police Sgt. John Carey said police reportedly got multiple calls of a shooting around 9:12 p.m. near the 6500 block of Rittiman Road and FM 78.

Carey said the victim, who was driving a Mercedes, was stopped at a red light when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up behind.

Officials said the passenger of the dark-colored vehicle reportedly got out and shot at the victim with a handgun, striking him twice.

Witnesses told police the passenger then got back in the vehicle before the driver made a U-turn and left the scene.

The victim later died of his injuries. Police described the shooter as a man in his 20s wearing a dark-colored hoodie.

In a separate incident Saturday evening, police in San Antonio are in search of multiple suspects after a man was allegedly robbed before he was shot on the near North Side.

San Antonio police Sgt. Reed Hensley said officers responded about around 5:45 p.m. to a shooting at the 7500 Block of South Sea Lane, near Nimitz Middle School.

Hensley said the victim was walking when a silver vehicle began following him.

The victim reportedly ran into the back of the Willow Run Apartments seeking safety but the vehicle followed him into the complex, according to police.

Occupants in the vehicle allegedly confronted the victim and demanded money at gunpoint. the victim complied and a person in the car allegedly shot him in the lower leg.

The suspects then drove off with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. The victim was transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Mfrances is a news writer for NinjaCOPS.com where you can get high quality wholesale stun guns, self-defense weapons, and rechargeable stun gun flashlights.

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