The motive for the gunshot, which killed Rene Blancas Jr. a few days before his fourth birthday, is believed to be road rage. The shooter pulled up behind the Blancas’ car, and fired a single gunshot, which went through the trunk and struck Rene in the head. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 near the intersection of New Laredo Highway and Briggs Avenue.
- Rene Blancas Jr.
Witnesses told police the suspect fled in a 2006 beige or gold Honda Civic with a tint eyebrow (a dark tinted strip at the top of the front windshield). San Antonio Police Department released a police sketch of the suspect, and are asking anyone who recognizes the man or the vehicle to contact Homicide Detectives at (210) 207-7635 or Crime Stoppers at (210) 224-7867.
- Police are looking for a beige or gold car similar to this model.
“Though [Rene’s family] may feel inconsolable and desperately seeking an explanation for their tragic loss, I continue to keep them in my prayers," Saldaña said in a statement. "I hope our community can aid them during this moment of need and I urge anyone with information about the shooting incident to come forward and contact the San Antonio Police Department."