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San Antonio man arrested for October murder

Jose Gonzalez is accused within the capturing demise that unfolded early within the morning of Oct. 14.

SAN ANTONIO — A 38-year-old man was arrested for murder after a capturing demise simply north of downtown final month, SAPD says, however a motive stays unclear. 

Jose Gerardo Gonzalez was taken into custody in west Bexar County. 

SAPD spokesperson Jennifer Rodriguez stated officers arrived to the 1600 block of North Flores Street on the morning of Oct. 14, the place they discovered the sufferer, San Ramon Soto, with a gunshot wound to the again of his head. He was ultimately pronounced useless on the scene. 

Rodriguez stated investigators have been in a position to collect sufficient proof, together with the obvious murder weapon and Gonzalez’s fingerprints, to attach him with the crime. Local residents additionally supplied surveillance footage by way of which SAPD was in a position to establish him. 

“I just hope he pays for what he did to my uncle, because my uncle didn’t deserve that,” stated Soto’s niece, Mercedes Hernandez, who realized concerning the arrest simply earlier than talking with KENS 5 on Wednesday. 

She says her uncle, generally known as Raymond, was a household man who would do something for children. 

“He would call his daughter and his son every night just to tell them goodnight,” Hernandez stated. “It was upsetting to seek out out that he was simply sitting there and that man simply shot him and walked away. 

Authorities have not but decided how Gonzalez and Soto knew one another. The investigation stays ongoing.

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