San Antonio’s Violent December Night

Police Line Do Not Cross

San Antonio’s “Violent” Friday, December 15 Night

The liberal news media and leftist politicians constantly portray the San Antonio police as violent and almost trigger-happy. However, the reports on Friday, December 15, 2023, showed otherwise.

In a two-and-a-half-hour period on that Friday, police responded to six shootings. Four occurred in 12 minutes, and two were reported at the same time and in the same part of the city. Two of the shootings ended in fatalities.

We must also be honest and understand that there is a sub-culture in society that tolerates and has normalized crime and violence. Sadly, some liberals and leftists justify crime and violence because of race and income to promote their Marxist, racist agenda.

However, while anti-police activists continue to spew their Marxist and racist rhetoric, it is obvious the police are not the violent ones. Unless violent people are punished and removed from society (jailed), they will continue with their violence and crime.

The citizens of San Antonio must demand that the police be given all the tools they need to combat violence and crime. The liberal law enforcement policies that were implemented in reaction to the Black Lives Matter riots have hindered proactive police work and favored criminals, especially repeat offenders, and must be changed.

They must also demand that George Soros-funded Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales punish all crimes to their fullest and not release repeat offenders. Gonzales should protect the citizens instead of playing liberal politics.

Here is a synopsis of each incident, according to the time it was reported, that was reported to SAPD on the bloody Friday, December 15, 2023.

Time: 7:59 p.m. Location: 5000 Block of West Commerce

When officers arrived, they found a man near a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police said someone confronted the victim, and they got into an argument, which led to gunfire. The shooter left the scene. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Time: 9:35 p.m. Location: 3200 Block of N. Loop 1604 W.

Police responded to a call for a man who said he shot his girlfriend. When officers arrived, the man, Donevan Bowie, 22, surrendered. A woman, 21, was found with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Bowie was arrested on a charge of murder. The motive is unknown.

Time: 9:39 p.m. Location: 500 Block of Corliss

When officers arrived at the 500 block of Corliss, they found shell casings in the street and damage to several vehicles and homes. Witnesses told officers that someone in a car opened fire on homes and vehicles. The vehicle then sped away. A short time later, someone in their 20s showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound that was non-life threatening. There was no immediate word about who the victim was.

Time: 9:47 p.m. Location: Mittman & Arthur

This was among two shootings reported at the same time and within a half-mile from each other. SAPD officials said despite the time and proximity, the shootings are not related.

When officers arrived at the intersection of Mittman and Arthur, they found some witnesses who told officers that a man was standing at the intersection when someone in a vehicle shot him. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died. No immediate age was provided for the victim. The vehicle fled the scene.

Time: 9:47 p.m. Location: N Walters, Burnet streets

Police were called to a convenience store, where a 37-year-old woman was shot outside the business by someone in a white sedan. The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The vehicle fled the scene.

Time: 10:20 p.m. Location: 200 Block of East Young Ave.

An SAPD officer was sitting in his patrol car while handling a disturbance when he heard gunshots nearby and two vehicles speeding toward him. Moments later, the officer heard a bullet hit his patrol vehicle as the cars sped past him. The officer was not injured.