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Published on April 02, 2024
San Antonio Man, 65, Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting Over Dispute at Nursing CenterSource: Google Street View

A deadly dispute over a woman spiraled into murder when a 65-year-old man allegedly shot his 60-year-old neighbor multiple times, San Antonio police say. Steve Gonzales Rocco has been charged with murder in the wake of the confrontation at a South East Side nursing and rehabilitation center.

According to FOX San Antonio, Rocco might to have been involved in a heated argument with the victim, later identified as Darryl Glynn Byrd, on the night of March 23. A woman's statement to police indicated that Rocco confronted Byrd about taking her out for the evening. The situation rapidly escalated when Rocco reportedly drew a handgun and, according to her account, said, “I’ve done 30 years. I’m not afraid of doing it again.” He then shot Byrd five times. The accused fled on foot post the shooting.

Emergency services hurried to the scene after receiving calls around 10:45 p.m., but Byrd's injuries were fatal. Aside from the shooter and the victim, four witnesses were connected to the incident, with two providing limited statements and the other two significantly contributing to the investigation.

Rocco is now being held in Bexar County Jail; his bond is set at $150,000. The neighborhood has been left to grapple with the shock of violence spilling into their community so suddenly. In a statement obtained by News 4 San Antonio, a witness informed authorities that they did not see the shooting itself. Local police have transported two witnesses to the Homicide Division to provide further statements.

As the investigation continues, authorities are piecing together the events that led to such a tragic end for Darryl Glynn Byrd.