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16-year-old dead after breaking into car at The Reserve

Lauro Martinez

A 16-year-old has died after being shot at The Reserve student living apartments, a complex near UTSA.

At around 2 a.m. on March 11, a man was inside his apartment at The Reserve when he heard glass shatter from outside. The man went to check on his car when he allegedly spotted a man sitting in his car attempting to steal it. 

SAPD said, “The man pulled out a gun and fired a single shot, hitting the suspected car thief in the side of his chest.” Immediately after the incident, the gunman called and filed a police report. 

The teen died on site and has since been identified as Adam Tino Arroyo. It is unknown if the shooter will face any charge since he was protecting his property, SAPD confirmed.

The Paisano reached out to The Reserve Management, but they failed to respond. 

As for residents, two were passionate enough to comment on the situation, stating that they felt left in the dark by management. 

“The unfortunate incident that occurred at the apartment complex I reside at was not something I was informed about until hearing from my roommate,” The Reserve resident Kat said, who lives near the accident’s location. “Management did not reach out to their residents on what was being done to prevent something like that from happening again.” 

Since the incident, security guards have been posted outside the automatic gates of The Reserve. When attempting to enter the building, resident or not, the security guards ask for the full name and unit number.

“The use of police/security near the complex gate has shown regulations to increase [the] safety of the residents but an email regarding the entire issue should have been made,” Kat stated. 

Luisa, another resident who lives near the crime scene, reported similar feelings regarding management’s communication, or the lack thereof. 

“The incident has raised concerns among the residents about the complex’s safety and security,” Luisa said. “I was not previously informed of the situation and was only made aware of it through communication with my cousin, who saw it on the news the next day.”

“It would have been greatly appreciated if we had received a prompt notification either through email or phone call regarding the current situation,” Luisa continued. “Such information would have allowed us to exercise more caution and prioritize our safety. It is imperative that the management takes prompt action to ensure the safety of residents and their property.”

The investigation is ongoing; more details will be reported on as released.

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Laynie (she/her) is a third-year Psychology major with a minor in Nonprofit Management. She is passionate about mental health awareness and joined The Paisano in the spring of 2021 to share her passion with others. After graduation, she plans to return to school for her master’s, and just figure out the rest as it happens. When she is not swamped with school, you can always find her reading cheesy romance novels or driving around aimlessly. In addition to her love for cheesy romance novels, Laynie has a mild addiction to all things Marvel-related and has written countless reviews to prove it.

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    KENT WESTMar 28, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    I LOVE happy endings! Keep your hands off other people’s property fools!

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    Denise RogersMar 27, 2024 at 3:57 pm

    Finally. I’m so tired of seeing thieves steal and never get caught. I’m sorry this thief was killed but that’s what you get when you steal. I hope the gentleman that shot the thief DOES NOT face any charges.

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    BrendaMar 27, 2024 at 1:11 pm

    It’s very sad it came down to someone loosing there life “not justifying such thing “ but if maybe they would have done their job it would have happen don’t understand as to why after they charge an arm and a leg for rents in those complexes I recently move to some new ones paying for 2 bedroom 1,500 not including parking privileges and to top it off some one still has the audacity to park on my parking place when they know you have to pay extra for those parkings and manage Ment sends an email

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    KatyMar 27, 2024 at 10:33 am

    The gunman should be charged for murder

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      KENT WESTMar 28, 2024 at 1:21 pm

      No, he shouldn’t. Keep you hands off other poeple’s property.

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      TerrellMay 3, 2024 at 11:12 pm

      Yes he should. That was someone’s kid. He’s all of 16 and is supposed to be perfect? The guy could’ve held him there until the cops came. He’ll be facing manslaughter charges hopefully.