San Antonio Violent Crimes Report, June 2, 2024

Police Line Do Not Cross

A local nonprofit group called “Big Mama’s Safe House” is asking the San Antonio City Council for more taxpayer money, claiming that they are successfully lowering violent crime in San Antonio over the past two years, including homicides, murders, aggravated assaults, and rapes. The group claims to use data from a little-known national organization rather than the FBI, the San Antonio Police Department, or the local news reports.

Violent crimes and property crimes are out of control in San Antonio and Bexar County because politically based policies hamper local law enforcement, and the George Soros-funded District Attorney will not punish criminals. Groups can try to help spin the liberal/leftist narrative that crime is down, but the facts show otherwise.

The following is a report of the violent crimes (shootings, stabbings, and severe beatings) that were reported in the local news media between Sunday, May 26, and Sunday, June 2, 2024. The reports show there were ten shootings with three deaths and five injuries and three stabbings with three injuries. A total of 6 six people were killed during this period.

SA Crime Report May 26-June 2, 2024

Sunday, May 26 – An elderly woman who died after being caught in the crossfire of a shooting in downtown San Antonio on Sunday night had attended a graduation at the Alamodome before the shooting. The innocent woman was identified as Heidi Silkworth, 80, from Euless, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The second victim, who was critically injured, was identified as a 19-year-old man who was among two groups of males involved in the shooting near Indianola Street and East César E. Chávez Boulevard.

Monday, May 27 – A taxi driver is fighting for his life after being stabbed Downtown early Monday morning. The stabbing happened around 1:30 a.m. along East Pecan Street and North St. Mary’s. When the police arrived, they found the victim lying on the ground with a stab wound to the stomach. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Monday, May 27 – San Antonio police are investigating a stabbing that happened on the city’s west side Monday afternoon. Police say two men believed to be in their 30s got into a fight on the corner of Guadalupe Street and Hamilton Avenue. That’s when the suspect allegedly hit the male with a beer can and then stabbed him in the side of the chest. The man was taken to University Hospital in serious condition.

Monday, May 27 – Three people are hospitalized after gunfire erupted at a birthday party on the Northwest Side, according to San Antonio police. The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. on Monday in the 9400 block of Braun Falcon. SAPD said a person had invited her female cousin to a birthday party, and she brought her boyfriend, whom nobody knew.

Wednesday, May 29 – Dramatic surveillance video shows three young males opening fire on a home in far west Bexar County. According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, which released the video, the trio is seen walking into camera view to a home around 4:13 a.m. Wednesday in the 12100 block of Karnes Way and firing more than a dozen rounds at the house. No one was injured in the shooting.

Wednesday, May 29 – A man accused of killing his wife in a shooting on Wednesday morning was arrested and charged in the case, according to Bexar County records. Dexter Reyes, 64, is accused of murder in the death of his wife.

Wednesday, May 29 – A woman is hospitalized after being shot during a drive-by shooting on the West Side. The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home off Calle Valencia near Castroville Road. Police say the woman and her family were on the front porch when a car drove by and opened fire, hitting the woman in the leg.

Saturday, June 1 – The San Antonio Police Department said a man was taken to the hospital after he was stabbed multiple times Saturday morning. The stabbing happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 500 block of South San Marcos Street. Police said the victim, a 53-year-old man, was outside with his acquaintances when an unknown man approached the victim and the group. A verbal confrontation between the victim and the unknown man began.

Sunday, June 2 – A San Antonio police officer fired his weapon at a vehicle driven by a repeat offender during a car wreck investigation around 3:30 a.m. Sunday near West Loop 1604 North and Liberty Field. Christian Allen Garcia, 19, did not stop or listen to the officer’s commands. Instead, he and his two passengers drove onto a curb and fled the scene. When officers identified Garcia, they found that he was also a suspect in four aggravated robberies.

Sunday, June 2 – A man has been detained after shooting reports originated on the city’s east side. According to the San Antonio Police Department, the shooting call came around 5:10 in the afternoon near Ullman Dr and Prashner Dr. Neighbors heard multiple gunshots, and a witness claimed they saw a man at the scene.

Sunday, June 2 – SA police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stabbed a woman on the northwest side Sunday night just after 6 p.m. in the 7600 block of Callaghan Road. They said the woman was taken to a hospital but will be OK.

Sunday, June 2 – A 74-year-old woman was found dead with trauma to her face and head in her apartment off West Avenue on Sunday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m. That woman was declared deceased at the scene, and a person of interest was identified. That person was pulled over along Vance Jackson and arrested by SAPD. The incident is still under investigation.