Father Shot While Retrieving Children, Taken to JBSA-Lackland Gate

A man has been arrested in San Antonio for shooting his sister’s ex-boyfriend in August, according to police. Christopher Byrd has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred on Rustleaf Drive when Heriberto Fernandez was meeting his ex-girlfriend to exchange custody of their child, as stated by authorities. The situation escalated when Fernandez began disrespecting Byrd’s mother, who is also the child’s grandmother, resulting in an altercation between the two. Fernandez walked away and entered a vehicle in an attempt to leave the residence. Eyewitnesses reported that Byrd approached the car, opened the door, and shot Fernandez in the chest. The driver of the vehicle then took Fernandez to the front gates of Lackland Air Force Base to seek help.

Prior to the shooting, the victim and his ex-spouse were in the midst of a planned child exchange. However, the situation quickly turned violent when the victim was shot by someone inside the ex-spouse’s vehicle. Following the incident, a woman drove the injured man to the JBSA-Lackland visitor’s entrance on W Military Dr., where he received medical attention from security forces and EMS. He was subsequently transported to University Hospital in critical condition. It remains uncertain as to who specifically fired the shot, as the suspects are a man and a woman. Moreover, the victim had two other children under his care at the time of the shooting.

Law enforcement authorities have detained multiple individuals but have yet to determine their involvement in the incident. The investigation is still ongoing, and further details are yet to emerge. This story is currently developing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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