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Suspect arrested in deadly home invasion case, victim identified

Jonathan Andrew Perales has been arrested and is facing a capital murder charge. (Photo courtesy of Bexar County Sheriff's Office)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas -- A man in Universal City died after a shootout with a home invasion suspect early Tuesday.

Police say 51-year-old Michael Clayton "Clay" Robinson man was at his home on the 8400 block of Ulysses with his wife and two children, when his wife heard a noise around 2:30 a.m.

"The wife initially heard a noise looked out the window and saw someone in the driveway she didn't recognize," said Sgt. Tina Vitacco, spokesperson for the Universal City Police Department.

Police say she woke up her husband, 51-year old Clay Robinson, who grabbed his gun.

"But by that time the burglar was already in the house and they were confronting each other outside the bedroom door," said Vitacco.

Robinson was hit once in the stomach. The suspect, identified as Jonathan Andrew Perales, was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the arm.

He managed to run to another homeowner, who let him in and called 9-1-1.

The 18-year old suspect woke up Kathy Carson and her family asking for help.

"’I don't want to die, I don't want to die, I don't want to die,’” said Carson. “That's all he said."

Carson called 9-1-1 while keeping an eye on Perales until police and paramedics showed up.

"Very scary because when he was laying here, he had sweatpants on, and my sons told the policemen, ‘Be careful he's got a gun in his pocket’" said Carson.

Neighbors say Robinson was a father to six kids and was also a physician's assistant.

"He he was a wonderful, giving, good, church-going man," said Carson.

Police say Robinson and Perales did not know each other.

Both were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center. Robinson died of his injuries. Perales is expected to be okay.

Perales was arrested and is facing a capital murder charge.

The 18-year old could be responsible for several burglaries in the area.

Detectives found several items from Robinson's home in a car Perales was driving, which turned out to be a stolen vehicle.





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