Man suspected of gunning down 24-year-old in apartment parking lot arrested

Emmanuel Mendoza has been arrested and charged in the murder of Robert Reyes. (Photo: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office)

Police have arrested a man in connection to the fatal shooting of another man on the South side this summer.

The shooting happened on June 10 at the 8200 block of S. Flores Street.

Surveillance video shows three cars entering the complex. The victim, 24-year-old Robert Reyes, is seen approaching one of the vehicles before being startled and running away. He was then shot in the back and all three cars are seen speeding away.

Cell phone records showed that 35-year-old Emmanuel Mendoza's phone was at the scene at the time of Reyes' death. They had been in contact about a drug deal, according to the affidavit. The phone records also showed that Mendoza had contacted Reyes 14 times between 6:04 p.m. and 6:38 p.m. The affidavit states Reyes was murdered at 6:40 p.m.

Further investigation led authorities to arrest and charge Mendoza with murder.

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