One week after a fatal SWAT standoff, many questions remain about the incident that ended with an 84-year-old woman dead.
The 9200 block of Saddle Trail in northwest Bexar County is open to traffic again, but the secluded hilltop home that was under siege for a full day last week remains behind crime tape.
Investigators say 60 year-old Fernando Macias is still hospitalized for injuries he suffered during the incident. He was injured when he shot at deputies trying to serve a mental health warrant, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.
Macias was booked by proxy and has a bond of $150,000. He has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer, accused of firing multiple rounds at both Bexar County and DPS personnel who went to the home to check on the welfare of Macias and his mother, who officials said had multiple health issues.
The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Amelia Macias a homicide, saying she died of multiple bullet wounds, but the full autopsy report will not be released for two to three months, and state investigators have yet to release any details about their investigation.
Sheriff Javier Salazar deferred to DPS and the Texas Rangers, but he said five SWAT deputies remain on administrative leave while the investigation continues, but he added those restrictions have no impact on daily operations.
With regard to court documents, the affidavit that authorized the event is sealed due to medical records issues.
The District Clerk said there are no records available now detailing affidavits for arrest or search warrants.
Meanwhile, funeral services for the victim are pending with Porter Loring Funeral Home.