Tenant shot in the head by landlord

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A tenant lost his life in a shooting incident that occurred northwest of downtown San Antonio on Thursday morning. The incident is reported to have stemmed from an argument between the tenant and his landlord.

Officers from the San Antonio Police Department rushed to the scene, which was located in the 1000 block of West Huisache Avenue. They arrived there around 8.30 a.m. after receiving reports of an ongoing shooting.

According to the police, there was some dispute between the 37-year-old landlord and the 41-year-old tenant. Both men had drawn weapons, however, only the landlord fired, hitting the tenant in the head outside the residence. The victim ultimately passed away from his life-threatening injuries while en route to the hospital.

The landlord was detained by the police, who are presently investigating whether the shooting was an act of self-defense.
Edward Gonzalez, a resident across the street from where the shooting took place, described hearing several gunshots, following which his sister dialed 911. Gonzalez said, “I had just entered the restroom and right when I sat down, I heard a gunshot and a lady scream, and then like maybe 10 seconds later I heard five more shots,”.

Approximately five people live in the house where the shooting took place, police informed. Records indicated that the police had been called to the 1030 West Huisache Avenue address more than 17 times in 2023. The calls included reports of numerous disturbances and two recorded burglaries, as per SAPD’s service call list.

While the shooting incident remains under investigation, no charges have been filed to date.