You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Man sentenced to prison after firing into apartment walls, killing woman two units away

KENS-TV San Antonio 3/20/2023 David Lynch (KENS 5)

A San Antonio man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for inadvertently murdering a woman on her 30th birthday when he fired his gun in a fit of rage. 

Police said Shawana Robinson was injured in July of 2019 from a bullet that pierced her north-side apartment's walls, fired by Amir Powell from two units over. She later died at the hospital. 

According to authorities, Powell, who was 25 at the time of his arrest, was arguing with a woman in his apartment when he fired three shots into the walls of his apartment unit, resulting in Robinson being hit as she was sitting on the couch. 

© Provided by KENS-TV San Antonio

Such crimes typically result in manslaughter charges, the Bexar County District Attorney's office said. However, citing the "reckless" nature of Robinson's killing, Powell was tried and convicted for murder—making him ineligible for probation. 




Learn more about KENS 5:

Since going on the air in 1950, KENS 5 has strived to be the best, most trusted news and entertainment source for generations of San Antonians.

KENS 5 has brought numerous firsts to South Texas television, including being the first local station with a helicopter, the first with its own Doppler radar and the first to air a local morning news program.

Over the years, KENS 5 has worked to transform local news. Our cameras have been the lens bringing history into local viewers' homes. We're proud of our legacy as we serve San Antonians today.

Today, KENS 5 continues to set the standard in local broadcasting and is recognized by its peers for excellence and innovation. The KENS 5 News team focuses on stories that really matter to our community.

You can find KENS 5 in more places than ever before, including, the KENS 5 app, the KENS 5 YouTube channel, KENS 5's Roku and Fire TV apps, and across social media on FacebookTwitterInstagram and more!

Want to get in touch with someone at KENS 5? You can send a message using our Contacts page or email one of our team members.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon