SAN ANTONIO — A woman in her 50s is dead and police have a juvenile family member in custody, according to an SAPD sergeant. 

The woman has since been identified as 50-year-old Melissa Alvarado.

Police responded to a shooting in the 500 block of General Kruger Boulevard just after 10 p.m. Wednesday after a teen called police and told them he had shot his family member.

At the home on the north side, police found Alvarado who had been shot in the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Neighbors were stunned because they say the teen killed his own mother. “We never thought that could have happened,” one neighbor said. “I mean, we see that, like any other family, they have their arguments here and there---but nothing to come to this."

Police have a 15-year-old family member of the shooting victim in custody at this time. Three people were in the house when police arrived on the scene. 

Police could not confirm a mother-son relation. They could only say the victim and suspect are related.

No further information is available at this time. 


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