Family seeks justice in road rage killing of 25-year-old

Killer wanted in apparent road rage shooting

SAN ANTONIO - The killer in an apparent road rage shooting on the north side is still on the loose.

Gilbert Aaron Rocha, 25, better known as Aaron, was shot in the head two days after Thanksgiving as he rode in a car on his way home.

"He was loved by all. His friends, his coworkers. There was nothing ever said bad about him," said Aaron's mother, Lori Rocha.

Aaron Rocha had a passion for cooking. A graduate of Clark High School, he recently took a job at Specs in the deli.

"I'm so thankful for all the memories I have of him, and cooking was one," Lori said. "A fun time for our family at Thanksgiving."

On November 26 at 2:30 a.m., Aaron was riding in a Ford Explorer when a passenger in another car opened fire.

Police suspect road rage.

"They found no shell casings, but they do know it was some type of rifle. Maybe an assault rifle," said Aaron's dad, Gilbert Rocha.

A single bullet hit Aaron in the head.

"This was a rare occasion that he decided to go out that night," Lori noted.

Aaron's parents told KENS 5 that he was dropped in the parking lot of her apartment complex with his friend who was riding in the back seat.

His driver sped off, but Aaron's parents say that he was later found by police crashed into a pole on the corner of Huebner and Northwest Military Highway. The driver was also shot in the stomach, but survived.

Aaron's friend called 911.

"This happens right in our neighborhood where he grew up, right in our backyard," Lori said. "It's very disturbing to know that there's a killer out here that will pull out a gun right here on Huebner Road and shoot someone to death."

Police believe the suspect drove a sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry.

"We had a lot of good times together in those 25 years of his life," Gilbert said. "He was a very respectful child, man, young man. I miss him very much."

If you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could get up to $5,000. You will remain anonymous.

© 2017 KENS-TV


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