Toddler safe after mother killed during custody exchange in San Antonio

Toddler safe after mother killed during custody exchange in San Antonio

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - An 18-month-old boy is safe Sunday after San Antonio police say his father, Richard Conception, shot and killed his estranged partner following a child exchange.

Police were called to the 10400 block of Arbor Bluff around 8 a.m. for assistance in a child exchange, while en route to the home, another call came out for shots fired.

When police arrived at the home, they found the 18-month-old's mother fatally shot at the doorstep.

The child was located safe in the back of 37-year-old Conception's white 2016 Toyota Tundra. 

Police said the 18-month-old's father had moved out approximately three months ago and since the separation, authorities had been called out to the home several times for "domestic issues."

Police chief William McManus said the suspect spent some time in the military, but is not sure whether the man is active duty. Homicide investigators have been in contact with at least one of the military bases in the area. 

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