Known gang member in custody, accused of killing teenager with AR-15

Credit: Bexar County Sheriff's Office

SAN ANTONIO – Converse Police have arrested a gang member suspected of killing a teenager by shooting him in the face. The shooting took place inside a residence on the 7500 block of Gander Park on Monday, August 5th.

Police officials stated that Robert Rene Amaya, age 21, is currently in custody at the Bexar County Jail after he turned himself in Tuesday for the shooting and death of Zavhon Brown, age 15.

Robert Rene Amaya
Credit: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Amaya fled before police arrived on the scene, Brown died less than an hour later at the hospital.

Officers recovered an AR-15 used in the shooting and stated two witnesses saw the incident happen.

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