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Teen charged with murder of 16-year-old Anthony Vick Rodriguez

The 17-year-old who’s accused of taking pictures and killing Anthony has since been recognized as Antonio Arturo Rodriguez.

SAN ANTONIO — A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with the murder of 16-year-old Anthony Vick Rodriguez.

The incident occurred round 3 a.m. Sunday Oct. 17 within the 2600 block of Tillie Drive.

When police arrived, they discovered Anthony had been shot a number of occasions. A witness advised police they heard a number of gunshots and noticed a sedan drive away. The witness is the one who discovered Anthony.

The 17-year-old who’s accused of taking pictures and killing Anthony has since been recognized as Antonio Arturo Rodriguez.

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Police stated Antonio was a passenger within the car the witness described. There have been 5 folks contained in the automobile and Antonio was reportedly a passenger. He shot Anthony after which positioned his physique on the road, the affidavit says.

KENS 5 spoke to Anthony’s household in October. They described him as a teen with goals for the longer term. His household stated he was a caring, fun-loving child. His grandma Angelica Mendez, stated he additionally loved being energetic. 

“I remember his little football uniform and, you know, they were always playing sports,” Mendez stated.

His household stated he got here from a big household, stuffed with individuals who love him, however now, they’re attempting to return to phrases with their loss.

“It’s been the most difficult thing, you know, to lose a child to such a violent crime,” Mendez stated.

But Mendez additionally need to unfold consciousness about gun violence.

“Kids around guns and it’s not, you know, there’s always a tragic ending to that,” Mendez stated. “It’s devastating all the way around. These are kids.”

His grandma says they need to hold his reminiscence alive. His members of the family stated Rodriguez was a younger child with a smile that would mild up a room, however now they’re left with a void.

“He was a kid I think that wanted better. And then just really never got that opportunity, you know, to mature to that level of him making those right choices that. I know Rodriguez  would have wanted to have a happy, successful [life].”

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