SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Police said one man was shot to death after an officer intervened in an assault Thursday night on the West Side.
San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said a man in his 50s was fighting with his girlfriend when the officer was flagged down at about 8:40 p.m. in the 200 block of North Zarzamora.
McManus said witnesses told police that the suspect pulled a knife and the woman tried to take it away.
When the man broke free, he charged at the officer, who deployed his Taser, McManus said.
“It was ineffective. He then resorted to the use of his firearm,” McManus said.
Police said the officer, an 8-year veteran, fired multiple rounds at the man, who was hit possibly three times.
The critically wounded man was taken to University Hospital, where he died. McManus said the officer will be placed on administrative duty while the shooting is investigated.
Meanwhile in a separate incident Thursday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the morning as he attempted to hunt down a group of suspects who allegedly broke into a neighbor’s car in the East Side.
Police found the victim around 1:15 a.m. in the 100 block of Lincolnshire with a gunshot wound in his shoulder.
He told police he and another person had seen a group of people trying to break into their neighbor’s car. They informed their neighbor of the possible burglary attempt and the group then got into their cars.
They started to pursue the suspects as they fled North on Martin Luther King Drive. The victim said they were searching the 300 block of Ferris Avenue, when multiple shots were fired at his vehicle.
The car was struck three times and the victim was hit in his shoulder. First responders took the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Authorities are investigating the shooting and attempted burglary.