Reality is still sinking in for Rachel Enriquez that her son is gone.
"You took his life, you took all that from him. You took him from his family."
A Plainview native, 18-year-old Christopher Hinojos was killed just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night in San Antonio, after confronting someone attempting to steal his car. It happened in the 300 block of Allendale Oak, near the main campus of UTSA. Officers said he was shot and went to a nearby home to ask for help. The suspect then came back, and shot him multiple times.
"How he ended up in that neighborhood, we don't know of any friends of his, or anything like that that live there," Christopher's stepfather Stephen Enriquez said.
"Very nice young man, one that you wonder why tragedy happens to him."
Plainview ISD Superintendent Dr. Ron Miller said although Plainview was no longer his home, Christopher still had strong ties to the community.
"That has affected a lot of people here too," Miller said. "Of course, his uncle is our athletic director and head football coach, and Chris stayed with Marcos during the time he was going to school here, and then he went back to San Antonio to live with his mother."
"Ultimately God is in control," Stephen said, "and unfortunately nobody wins. This is a tragic story no matter how you look at it. But ultimately, I believe justice will be done."
The suspect has been arrested, but because he is a minor, San Antonio police haven't released a name. Dr. Miller said a memorial service for Christopher will be held Monday night in Plainview, and his services will be held on Wednesday in Lorenzo.