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July 26, 2005

NEW: Tip leads to arrest in fatal shooting of deaf man

From: San Antonio Express, TX - Jul 26, 2005

Mary Moreno
Express-News Staff Writer

A tip to Crime Stoppers led Monday night to the arrest of a man police say fired into a crowd and killed a 21-year-old deaf man.

Jesus Treviño, 21, was charged with murder and is being held in the Bexar County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Joe Albert Rodriguez, 21, was gunned down July 10 outside his home in the Alazan-Apache Courts. Witnesses told police a man opened fire on a crowd gathered there.

Rodriguez was deaf, and his family and friends knew him as "Silent Joe." His younger brother, Angel, said his brother probably didn't hear the gunshots and that's why he didn't duck when everyone else did.

After he was shot in the neck, Joe took his hand off his wound to sign to his brother for him not to worry. He then died in Angel's arms.

Treviño was identified by at least two people in the crowd as the shooter, according to the arrest affidavit.

Also, a man told police Treviño had taken his gun and later told him he had shot someone with it, according to the affidavit.

Treviño told the man that he had thrown the gun into a field.

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