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Off-duty Bexar County sheriff's deputy fires at suspected car thieves

No one believed to be hit, shooting on West Summit Avenue under inve­stigation

SAN ANTONIO - An off-duty Bexar County sheriff's deputy was forced to open fire on a group of suspects attempting to break into his personal car early Monday morning, San Antonio police said.

The deputy's personal vehicle was parked outside a home in the 1400 block of West Summit Avenue.

The deputy caught the suspects breaking into the vehicle around 5:30 a.m. and fired shots.

San Antonio police officers responded to the shooting. They said it appears no one was hit.

The off-duty sheriff's deputy was questioned by police about the shooting. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office was expected to conduct an investigation and give more details at a later time.

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