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Man arrested in connection to San Antonio’s 2016 ‘Freddy Krueger’ shooting

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A 22-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a 2016 San Antonio shooting, according to the San Antonio Express-News

Robert Contreras has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is in the Bexar County Jail, the Express-News reports, and a warrant has been out for his arrest since August. 

Police arrested Contreras almost a year after the shooting occurred at a Halloween party on Oct. 31, 2016. The Express-News reports that witnesses at the party said Contreras, who was dressed as “A Nightmare on Elm Street” character Freddy Krueger, tried to come into the house party on the west side of San Antonio at around 5 a.m., along with a few other men. The host of the party didn’t recognize the men, so he said he didn’t allow them to enter, according to the Express-News. 

The paper reports that the uninvited men pushed their way inside and began to fight with people in the home. During the altercation, witnesses said Contreras opened fire, wounding five people. All survived their gunshot wounds. 

The party host later identified Contreras in a photo line up, but police have not yet said how they identified him as a suspect, according to the Express-News. 

Contreras faces charges only for the alleged shooting of the party host, but the Express-News reports that he could face further charges.

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