Man arrested in fatal shooting of 3-year-old in November

December 21, 2017

A man accused in the shooting death of a 3-year-old Rene Blancas Jr. was arrested Wednesday afternoon on the Southwest Side.

Eric Trevino, 22, faces a capital murder charge after being arrested in the 1300 block Cupples Road, San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said.

Rene was fatally shot on Nov. 4 while in the back seat of a car near the intersection of New Laredo Highway and Briggs Avenue, authorities said.

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As Trevino was being escorted to a police vehicle, he denied shooting Rene.

“I didn’t hurt nobody. I didn’t kill no little boy,” he said, using explicit language. “Ya’ll … got the wrong people.”