On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at approximately 11:07 pm, the Laredo Police Department received a call of a shooting by the 2900 block of S. Arkansas Ave. Information given was that a male subject driving a gold Chrysler 300 had been shot and then crashed into a wall by the 3000 block of S. Arkansas Ave. Officers arrived to the scene and found a male subject, later identified as Roberto Cisneros, DOB 4-26-76, inside a 2007 Gold Chrysler 300, sitting in the driver’s seat with several gunshot wounds. Officers also found a black handgun on the floorboard of the driver’s side; the handgun was recovered and was placed into evidence. The subject was transported to LMC Hospital.
Upon searching the crime scene, officers were able to locate several spent cartridges by the 2900 block of S. Arkansas. On same block two parked vehicles were crashed into by the wounded subject’s vehicle as he tried to get away. During the investigation, it was discovered that the shot victim initially began shooting at a residence on 2800 block of Thurman and was allegedly shot and wounded from someone inside the residence. The suspect then fled and eventually crashed into a wall because of his extensive injuries. Detectives interviewed witnesses and identified several people who alleged self-defense in this incident. Detectives recovered several weapons from the initial area of the shooting. The case remains under investigation and no arrests or charges have been filed at this time.
According to LMC personnel, Roberto Cisneros went into emergency surgery for his wounds, and was eventually air-lifted to San Antonio, Texas for further treatment for his injuries.