14-Year-Old Gunman Arrested For Murder Of Two Women And Infant

Bernadett Quiroz was seven months pregnant when the attacker shot her and her mother, Janette Quiroz.

San Antonio, TX – Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the murders of two women and an infant.

The unnamed juvenile was already incarcerated for an aggravated robbery offense when he was charged with capital murder on Tuesday, KSAT reported.

It is unclear what connection the teen had to the victims, or what events preceded the deadly shootings.

The attack occurred at the Rosemont at University Park Apartments in the 100-block of Emerald Ash on April 9, as 37-year-old Janette Quiroz and her 18-year-old daughter, Bernadett Quiroz, were standing next to an SUV, KSAT reported.

The 14-year-old suspect suddenly opened fire, hitting both women, according to KSAT.

Janette died at the scene.

Bernadett, who was seven months pregnant at the time, was rushed to San Antonio Military Hospital.

Doctors successfully delivered her daughter, Tabitha, by Cesarean-section, but the newborn’s mother later died, KSAT reported.

Bernadett’s grandmother, Malinda Quiroz, said that the baby had “a leakage on her tummy, a leakage in her brain, and…she didn’t have no signs of life.”

The grieving Quiroz matriarch ultimately made the heart wrenching decision to take baby Tabitha off of life support three days later.

“I would have liked for her to be here with us, but unfortunately, I didn’t want her to suffer," Malinda said. "So, I made that decision.”

She said she has some comfort in knowing that Tabitha is now with her mother.

“All I can say is she went with her mom because she was dead by the time they got her to the hospital, too. She was brain dead,” the great-grandmother explained. “So, I'm saying she died with her mommy. And the only thing that consoles me is that ‘OK, well this happened. So, I have to return her back to her mommy.’”

The Quiroz family said they hope the gunman responsible for slaying three generations of their family will face the death penalty.

“I don’t care how old you are, or how young you are, you deserve the death punishment,” said Bernadett’s brother, Damian Quiroz. “I don’t see no age in this. I see a man who killed three innocent people.”

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NomonK
NomonK

You Racist are the ones with no action hate are the real problems. Race nor ethnicity has nothing to do with it. All people have all emotions. Some Love, some Hate and you LOVE TO HATE. This young man was evil.

sonnyboy1
sonnyboy1

I'm sick and tired of criminals not being named because of their age. The time for that to change was years ago. Name them and shame them. The problem is, these hoodlums probably wouldn't care.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Gangs use there to be young member want to bee's to kill someone to prove themselves worthy. They use the young because the system will charge them as a juvenile out by 18 or 21 years old. When out there credited as a full member. Not saying this is that case.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Where does a 14 yr old learn these behaviors ? 14? He likely was even younger when this downhill run first started. Is it learned from an older kid in the same neighborhood because there is little to no parental guidance? Where does the hate stem from to take two ( then ultimately three) lives? and for what possible reason? I am much older now but to see the repeat actions of some younger people today is making me think that we have lost a generation. Yes some blame "the 14yr olds" just like this one ...but we really need to blame the parent(s) as well and if we are being honest then to blame ourselves. Blame ourselves as a society for not seeing it coming, for not taking control of this much earlier , for looking the other way too often, for trying our best to be PC, vs. having the courage to stand and say NO, for having the courage and wisdom to discipline and teach. PC is obviously not working. Doing the same status quo is not working.

We have a great need for repairing our infrastructure so put them to work ....yes even at 14 or 15 or 16 to do simple , menial, basic tasks ( painting, cleaning up interior or exterior sites , replanting , etc. Pay them a wage, keep them occupied, give them physical activity (and by doing so keep them tired) , let them learn responsibility , teamwork, taking direction, punctuality, respect for authority, cooperation, communication , value of a dollar earned.........and it would result in a synergistic benefit ( lessening some crime, teaching our youth, give them something to do, and contribute to the infrastructure rebuild problem). This would not be a summer "welfare" program like Wash DC has run for years ( most notable was Deceased Mayor Marion Barry basically giving money to urban kids for showing up) but that their pay/bonuses could be based on productivity and accomplishment. Start with small groups with a boot camp like structure in a few cities and then expand if found practical /beneficial.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Another pos thug bites the dust..sadly he took 3 with him..wonder what the connection was

Mimi54
Mimi54

And yet the group I don't remember the name, was outraged that the police called those rampant mob of 400 kids in Baltimore, criminals, but now here is a 14 yr old killing 3 innocents. Kids aren't kids anymore.

Ziggy848
Ziggy848

This is a 14yr old KILLER. No race needed, no age needed. Just a Sick Bastard. My guess is probably Gang initiation related.

NickyJ
NickyJ

An eye for an eye.

Dmos1357
Dmos1357

This warrants a couple questions.

  1. Why was the 14 year old out on the street after having already committed an agg robbery?

Apparently some people want 14 year olds to be able to vote, but apparently not sit in jail.

  1. Why is he being charged for three murders?

After all, the baby wasn't actually born yet and if the mother had not been murdered but had an abortion instead she wouldn't have been considered to have committedmurder.

On the other hand, had she been charged with a crime, the abortion rights crowd would have been all this.

But I I don't see them arguing against charging this kid for the murber of the unborn child.

So this seems like a huge double-standard to me.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This kid should die. Simple. Though being a juvenile, it doesn’t mean anything. He is old enough to know right from wrong and consciously made his own decision to do something as horrible as that. He probably was also too much of a pussy to try and do that to a male, so he chose females.

RoxC
RoxC

Drug deal gone south? Or Gang initiation?

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

To the Juvi's parent(s)......job well done. You raised a murderer. You need to stand trial also. KARMA... What a horrific thing to do.

hampshire
hampshire

Was the killer the father of the unborn child (Bernadette’s ) ?

Dixiedamit2
Dixiedamit2

Murderers come in all ages, colors and sexes ! Sad world we live in but it's been happening for hundreds of years. What a waste of air....

stumpknocker777
stumpknocker777

Welcome to the new world......

pixiepup
pixiepup

Don’t care what race, culture, etc. he was. He murdered 3 people. I don’t care about his age either. He needs to be put to death.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

I agree with the victim's brother in that he should get the death penalty, and age shouldn't matter and why the hell is his identity not released? Just because he is only 14???? That's bullshit....It's not like he stole a piece of candy....he is a murderer, of not just of one, not just of two, but of three..

Vigilent
Vigilent

Age doesn't matter, kill this piece of shit demon spawn.

Blueberry moon
Blueberry moon

You did right for taking her off life support! 3 years ago I was in a coma on life support with 0% Chance of survival! They told them I didn't know anything and all the junk they tell. Mom knew I wouldn't want to live like that. I came to after they unplugged me. I was in so much pain! I remember parts of people talking to me. I remember Mom telling me how sick I was and wasn't going to make it. She told me she wished their was something else to do! Now she says she feels guilty because all of them knew I could hear them and not giveing me more time to get better before they unplugged me. I told her I think she did the right thing! If she'd waited I might of kept getting worse and wouldn't of done it! Listen to your mind and it's usually right and don't second guess yourself.

bill fuse
bill fuse

If this was a ‘warrior fighter’ with an AK in Afghan, shooting at our troops...promise you, age wouldn’t matter.

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Mo_
Mo_

And yet this little demon will be considered an innocent "child" and treated as such. The monster needs life in prison or even the death penalty. I don't give a rat's tail that he's a teenager. A 14 year old absolutely knows and understands what he's doing when he's shooting someone. Monster!