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Man Attempting to Sell Home Security Services Shoots, Kills San Antonio Homeowner
Police escort a suspect who was arrested Saturday night accused of shooting a man dead in his home by Stone Oak Parkway. His name is not being released until he has been booked into the Bexar County Magistrate’s Office.
Photos above: By Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio police say Richard Luis Amezquita, 35, shot 53-year-old Kerry O’Toole in the chest. Amezquita is charged with murder.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A man trying to solicit home security services at a San Antonio house shot and killed the homeowner on Saturday, according to San Antonio police.
The Houston Chronicle reports Richard Luis Amezquita, 35, was arrested for the murder of 53-year-old Kerry O’Toole. Police say an argument occurred between the two before Amezquita allegedly went back to his car and fired several shots at the victim, according to SAPD spokesman Douglas Greene. One of the shots fatally struck O’Toole in the chest.
Investigators say the gunman left the scene and drove to a nearby recreation center, where he called police. That’s where Amezquita was arrested.
A birthday party for a 3-year-old was taking place at the recreational center when the gunman arrived. KSAT 12 reports guests at the birthday party could hear the shots, which took place a block away.
Amezquita was still armed when he walked into the clubhouse. “We didn’t know he had a gun until the police officers arrived,” said Joseph Flores, a guest at the birthday party.
Police: Man dead after apparent argument with home security salesman
A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Stone Oak resident who police believe was listening to a sales pitch for a home security system.
The homeowner, identified Sunday by the Bexar County medical examiner’s office as Kerry O’Toole, 53, was fatally shot in the chest about 4:30 p.m. inside his residence in the 1000 block of Visor Drive, San Antonio police said.
SAPD spokesman officer Douglas Greene said the homeowner was arguing with a man who investigators believe was in the neighborhood as a salesman for a home security company.
Greene said it is unclear what led to the argument in the doorway of the home.
“It’s our understanding that the actor returned to his vehicle, retrieved a handgun,” Greene said. “He fired several shots at the victim, one of those shots striking him in the chest.”
Once he shot the homeowner, the gunman then returned to his vehicle and drove to a recreation center a block away on Knights Cross Drive where he called police, investigators said.
Guests at a party for a 3-year-old in the recreation center told reporters that a man who came in during the celebration stood near a bathroom before police arrived.
Neighbors passing the scene of the shooting said the area normally is a quiet place .
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