Listen to this article San Antonio Man Kills Suspected Car Thief After Tracking Stolen Truck with AirTag
Police stated that a San Antonio man who located his stolen truck using an Apple AirTag and fatally shot the suspected thief in a confrontation on Wednesday, March 29, will not face charges.
Tracking Down the Stolen Truck with AirTag
Someone stole the man’s truck from his home in Northside San Antonio on Wednesday afternoon.However, by using an AirTag, he was able to locate his vehicle at a shopping center on the Southeast Side in the 3200 block of Southeast Military Drive.
Confrontation with the Suspected Car Thief
The man called the police to report the theft of his vehicle but did not wait for their arrival before attempting to confront the suspected car thief around 4 p.m. When he found his truck in the parking lot, he walked up to the stolen vehicle in an attempt to confront the person inside. A disagreement ensued, and the man told police he believed the suspected thief pulled out a gun, which prompted “a firefight.” Police said that at this time, they believe the car theft victim is the only person to have fired shots, and they could not confirm if there was more than one weapon found at the crime scene.
Someone shot and killed the suspected thief, who was another man. The authorities have not disclosed his identity yet.
The car theft victim stayed at the shooting site, cooperated with the police, and was detained for interrogation. The police do not expect to charge the shooter, but they are still investigating the incident. SAPD spokesperson Nick Soliz emphasized that the public should wait for the police in such matters and let them handle the situation as they have the necessary training.Read more: San Antonio Man Kills Suspected Car Thief After Tracking Stolen Truck With AirTag