SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A woman has been shot and killed in what Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies are calling a domestic dispute at a West Side home. The 62-year-old woman and her husband were arguing when she was shot several times in the driveway of their home on Luckey Path around 1:30 Wednesday morning.
She was unresponsive and had no pulse when deputies arrived. The woman was taken to University Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Her 71-year-old husband was taken into custody.
“Domestic Violence must stop,” said Patricia Castillo with the P.E.A.C.E Initiative. She said the organization is planning a candlelight vigil for the victim.
“This year we committed every time a woman is murdered to host a vigil close to the location where it happened because we need to draw attention and sound the alarm,” Castillo told KTSA News. “We can’t be having women in our families murdered.”
Castillo wants to warn women who are being abused to leave while they can. She notes that domestic violence can begin with verbal abuse and turn to physical abuse. The abuser will often stop the victim from communicating with friends and relatives.
“The abusers don’t want to be called out. They don’t want to face the consequences,” she said.
She urges victims of domestic violence to reach out for help.
“There are several organizations in our city that provide counseling and shelter to help these women and children make a safe escape,” Castillo said.
The Battered Women’s Shelter has a 24-hour hotline at 210-733-8810. The National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-800- 799-SAFE (7233). You can reach the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative at 210-533-2729.
Castillo says details of the vigil for the woman killed Wednesday morning are being worked out.