There is sad news coming out of San Antonio today as it has been learned that 15 year-old Tristin Jaden Rosas, of O’Donnell was killed early Tuesday morning in a San Antonio apartment.
Rosas was playing video games around 3 a.m. when a bullet went through the wall and struck him in the head. He died at a SA hospital. Reports say he was visiting relatives in San Antonio.
A man was found at the scene with a gunshot wound to his groin. Police believe he may have been involved in the shootout. Reports say the police are looking for possibly three other suspects at this time.
From reports from KENS of San Antonio, they say Jaden’s family is speaking about the tragedy including Belinda and Robert Guzman, and his father Epi Rosas.
“All can say is that I love him, and I am going to miss him deeply, “Belinda said. “He was such a sweetheart.”
We heard like all the gunshots,” Belinda said. “My husband threw me to the ground, because we were on the bed.”
The family said an 11-year-old cousin witnessed Jaden get hit. The teen’s aunt tried to save him.
“I had to apply pressure,” she said. “I had blood all over me.”
According to the San Antonio Police Department, a fight broke out inside an apartment between several people and carried into the parking lot – leading up to the shooting. Officers responded around 3 a.m. When they arrived, they found two people had been shot, including Jaden. They received multiple calls for help from people at the apartment complex.
“He was just a wonderful kid,” Belinda said. “He had no fault in this.”
His father Epi Rosas said he spoke to his son just several hours earlier. He said Jaden was here in San Antonio for the summer. He had just visited his mother’s grave. She recently died of cancer.
“I am just trying to process this,” he said. “It is very hard for me. Now, in my heart I know that my son will never come home.”
He said the last thing he told his son was: ‘I love you.’
“Every and dad just take care of your children,” he said. “And always tell them you love them because one day you won’t have a chance to tell them anymore.”
Family members held a vigil Tuesday evening in Rosas honor. There is also a Go Fund Me account set up in his name.