A man was found dead in a south-side mechanic shop parking lot early Friday morning according to San Antonio Police.

The 43-year-old victim was found in the 7100 block of New Laredo Highway, reportedly not far from his home.

Police said the victim's girlfriend told them he walked to the store to smoke a cigarette.

When he didn't come home she reportedly went looking for him. She found him around 3 a.m. in front of a mechanic shop with a gash to his head.

Police are suspecting that the incident involved a murder or hit and run.