Deputy shot twice released from hospital

Deputy Jose Esquivel injured while serving search warrant

Published On: Feb 06 2013 11:37:47 AM CST
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SAN ANTONIO -

A Bexar County Sheriff's deputy injured in a Tuesday evening shooting in Northwest Bexar County has been released from the hospital.

Deputy Jose Esquivel, 49, was shot twice while serving multiple search warrants at a home on the 11000 block of Dublin Place.

According to a BCSO spokesman, as a result of the shooting, he suffered a fractured bone in his left arm. Doctors at University Hospital, where he was admitted, told him it was a clean break and he should recover.

Esquivel also reported experiencing some pain just below his right shoulder, where a bullet hit his protective vest.

Esquivel, a 28-year-veteran of the force, was released from the hospital around 5 a.m. on Wednesday.

The fugitive accused in the shooting, Juan Daniel Gonzalez, 35, was admitted to the secure area at University Hospital for evaluation, and was booked by proxy.

Gonzales, who is a registered sex offender, was wanted on seven felony warrants, which include five for felony theft, one for retaliation, and one for violation of the sex offender registration statute.

He is being charged with attempted capital murder.

A man and a woman who were also in the home were taken into custody. According to the spokesman, the pair were not helpful and were taken in for questioning.

As the man was being put into a patrol car Tuesday night, he said, “I just rented (Gonzales) a room.”

A recent picture of Esquivel has not been released to the media.

KSAT's Myra Arthur contributed to this report.