Officials say neighbors at the apartment complex helped direct SAPD to the man who allegedly shot the girl
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Officials say neighbors at the apartment complex helped direct SAPD to the man who allegedly shot the girl

The woman is expected to be fine. The suspect was arrested after a clash with the police.

SAN ANTONIO – A woman shot in the back and taken to the hospital was able to point out the shooter to San Antonio police officers, and authorities say her neighbors helped them point him in the direction.

The investigation into the shooting at the Horizon Pointe Apartments, located off Woodlake Parkway and Interstate 10, quickly escalated into a standoff involving SAPD. Police arrived on scene just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after an unidentified woman called 911 and reported she had been shot in the back.

According to SAPD Sgt. Mario Montoya – A woman told police she and her boyfriend had an argument in the ward before he shot her. Officials say she then ran into the hallway, where neighbors helped her until paramedics arrived.

Her condition is stable.

Montoya said that when police arrived, neighbors alerted them to a 19-year-old suspect who was in another penthouse apartment. Initial attempts to get him to leave were unsuccessful, but he eventually surrendered around 8 p.m.

“We rely on eyewitnesses, people who want to tell us what they saw,” Montoya added. “Thanks to someone who was here, we were able to quickly find out where the suspect was. If it were not for these people, it is very likely that the suspect could have escaped.”

The woman also helped officers find a gun possibly used by the unidentified suspect.

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