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Suspect arrested after shooting man in back of head, stealing car from elderly couple and crashing vehicle, police say

The suspect got into an argument with the victim, a man in his 50s. The suspect then pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the head.

SAN ANTONIO — A man in his 50s was shot in the back of the head during an altercation with another man he was working with Friday morning, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. at a home in the King William Historic District in Southtown.

McManus said the suspect is a laborer who was working with the victim, another laborer, doing foundation work at the home.

The suspect has since been identified as 19-year-old Juan Solorio.

Solorio got into an argument with the victim, a 51-year-old man. He then pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the head.

The homeowner came out of the house and began performing CPR on the victim. The victim is in critical but stable condition, McManus said.

Solorio ran from the house down Madison and carjacked a Mercedes from an elderly couple after holding them at gunpoint, McManus said. They were not injured.

After stealing the vehicle, Solorio reportedly wrecked not far from where the carjacking took place; it happened in the 500 block of Recio. Police told KENS 5 Solorio has been arrested. He was booked in the Bexar County Jail for Aggravated Robbery charges and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

As of Saturday afternoon, police say the victim is still in critical but stable condition.


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