Man is slain with a shovel Holding the weapon he'd already used to beat the man to the ground, the killer stood over his lifeless body and drove the front end of the large shovel at the man's head again and again, a police report states. When done, he threw the shovel into the bed of his truck and left. Police issued a murder warrant late Thursday for Gabriel Reyes Castillo, 33, and are searching for him. --- The victim, a man in his 30s, was declared dead just after 6 a.m. Thursday. His body was sprawled on the sidewalk in the 2500 block of Clara Lane, in front of the apartment where he was attacked while trying to protect a woman who lived there, a police report says. --- Police initially were sent to the apartment on an assault call before 6 a.m., the report said. The woman and the victim were in her apartment when they heard banging at the door. A man kicked in the door and began arguing with them, police said. --- When the woman told the man to leave, he refused and became increasingly hostile, the report said. Fearing that the woman might be hurt, the man with her punched the intruder in the face. The intruder left and returned a short time later carrying the shovel, police said. He began another fight and struck the victim in the head and face multiple times until he fell down, the report states. --- more at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/lo...s-slainwith-a-shovel-928309.php#ixzz19jTTdyDl SAPD: Boyfriend's head bashed in, suspect flees with shovel short article w/video at http://www.kens5.com/news/Body-foun...tments-police-tracking-suspect-112660374.html GRAPHIC ----------- SAFD were called in to clear the blood (etc.) from the area by spraying off the pavement; that attempt failed and HAZMAT workers had to be called in to complete the task.