13-Year-Old Arrested in Fatal Shooting During Failed Carjacking at Walmart

A 13-year-old boy has been taken into custody by San Antonio police after confessing to the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old man during an unsuccessful carjacking attempt. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of a Walmart on Blanco Road, as reported by local law enforcement.

The victim, identified as Muhammad Khan Pazir, was approached by the young suspect around 3 p.m. The situation quickly escalated, resulting in the suspect shooting Pazir, who was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to San Antonio Police Information Officer Ricardo Guzman. The suspect fled the scene without stealing the vehicle.

Investigators gathered information from several witnesses and were able to determine a description of the vehicle involved in the fatal incident. The car was traced to an apartment complex on Sahara Drive, approximately three miles from the crime scene. Police set up surveillance and intercepted the vehicle after observing four individuals exiting an apartment and entering the car, which was later confirmed to be stolen.

The 13-year-old suspect was identified as the driver of the vehicle and was subsequently taken into custody. During questioning, the boy confessed to the shooting, as stated in a police report. The three other individuals in the car were also detained. The identity of the young suspect has not been disclosed due to his age.

Pazir’s family described him as a compassionate and faithful man who raised three children. Ouaes Jamali, a close acquaintance of Pazir for over two decades, expressed his shock and grief over the incident. He remembered Pazir as a warm and caring individual who was deeply involved in his community.

The incident has particularly affected the local Muslim community, as it occurred during the final days of Ramadan, their holy month. The young suspect has been charged with multiple crimes, including capital murder, felony evading arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, and unauthorized use of a vehicle. It was also revealed that the boy had an active arrest warrant prior to the fatal shooting.