Barricaded man tied to shooting caught while trying to escape, SAPD says

San Antonio police apprehended a man who had barricaded himself inside a Southeast Side mobile home Sunday after he allegedly shot his neighbor, and a nearly eight-hour standoff ensued.

Police responded around 10:30 a.m. to the 5400 block of Elkhunter Trail for a reported shooting. When they arrived, they contacted a man who had been shot.

The victim, identified as Angelo Herrera, 37, told them that he had been shot by the suspect, whom police identified as Baldemar Martinez, 37. Herrera was shot in the buttocks, allegedly after a dispute, police said. The officers went to the suspect’s last known location, but before seeing or contacting him, they heard a gunshot come from the residence.

Officers spent nearly all day trying to make contact with Martinez. The Special Operations Unit consistently directed commands on a bullhorn to Martinez by name, saying, “Baldemar, you need to come outside with your hands up. Stop playing.”

“We don’t want to hurt you. The house is surrounded. We aren’t going anywhere,” an officer yelled. “Be a man. Come out now with your hands up.”

Numerous police vehicles lined the street as neighbors watched from afar. Police crime scene tape cordoned off most of the 5400 block of Elkhunter Trial and Diamondback Trail. It is unclear where each of the men lived.

The mobile home community is near New Sulphur Springs Road, off of Southcross Ranch Road.

Around 6 p.m., Martinez attempted to leave the residence through the backyard, was apprehended by police and taken into custody without incident, according to a statement from SAPD.

Martinez has two warrants for aggravated assaults, police said. He was expected to be interviewed by detectives before formal charges of aggravated assault/standoff were expected to be filed.

Herrera was treated at a local hospital, police said. The relationship between the two men is unclear.

No further details were immediately available.

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