San Antonio man shot lifeless throughout custody battle

Muzzle and sight of a 9mm pistol

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A shootout followed by a high speed chase during a custody battle that began in a house on the south side.

At around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to a house on Gillette Boulevard where a 43-year-old man had been shot multiple times.

A man and woman had argued over custody of their 7-month-old baby and when the man, a friend of the child’s mother, tried to intervene, he was shot five times.

After the shooting, the baby’s father grabbed the child and started. The gunman, who is a friend of the father’s, jumped into a vehicle and tried to escape, but while the police were chasing him, he crashed his truck into an empty house.

He and the man he shot were both in critical condition when they were rushed to a hospital.

Police found the baby with a relative and took the father into custody.

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