‘My son will never come home’ | Family says stray bullet killed 15-year-old who played video games
Jaden Rosas was in his family’s apartment when a brawl outside resulted in gunfire. Her heartbroken family is fundraising for her funeral.
SAN ANTONIO – A bullet. A life. An innocent high school student was killed by stray bullets while playing a video game.
This happened at the Gates of Capernum Apartments at 8600 Waters Edge Drive. The teenager’s family are talking about the tragedy, including Belinda and Robert Guzman, and his father Epi Rosas.
“All I can say is that I love him and that I will miss him deeply,” Belinda said. “It was such a kind love.”
A stray bullet went through a wall and killed 15-year-old Jaden Rosas.
“It’s not fair,” Belinda said. “It’s not fair at all.”
The family tell KENS 5 the teenager was inside playing a video game when shots were fired.
We heard like all the shots, “Belinda said.” My husband threw me to the floor, because we were on the bed. “
The family said an 11-year-old cousin saw Jaden get hit. The teenager’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 spread to the parking lot – leading to the shooting. The agents intervened around 3 a.m. Upon arrival, they discovered that two people had been shot, including Jaden. They received several calls for help from people in the apartment complex.
“He was just a wonderful kid,” Belinda said. “He had no fault of that.
His father Epi Rosas said he had spoken to his son a few 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’m just trying to process this,” he said. “It’s very hard on me. Now in my heart I know my son will never come home.”
He said the last thing he said to his son was, “I love you.
“Everyone and daddy are just looking after your children,” he said. “And always tell them you love them because someday you won’t have a chance to tell them anymore.”
A man in his 40s was also shot dead, who detectives said was involved in the disturbance. He was taken to hospital in stable condition. Police believe there was more than one suspect involved, but have no description yet.
The family is soliciting donations for Jaden’s funeral.