San Antonio police shot and killed a man early Friday morning after they said he threatened a woman and opened fire on them at the Days Inn in the 11,000 block of Interstate 35 North near Weidner Road.
According to a San Antonio Police Department press release, the officers received information at 1 a.m. about a woman being threatened by a man inside a hotel room.
When officers arrived, no one answered the door, so a manager unlocked it.
There was still a chain lock, but officers could see inside.
"The woman was making motions to the officers, supposed maybe that he had a gun," San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus said.
According to a police report, the officers asked if the woman was OK, and she said, "No."
The officers then told the man inside the room to come out, and he looked over the top of the bed, but refused. The officers also said the man refused to show his hands.
According to the police report, the officers feared for the safety of the woman and forced the door open the rest of the way.
The suspect then fired three times at the officers, San Antonio police said. Two officers returned fire and the suspect was struck several times in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Officers are trained to use the minimum amount of force necessary, and quite often the only response to a deadly force situation is to respond with deadly force," McManus said.
No one else was injured.
San Antonio police said the Officer-Involved Shooting Team is investigating the incident.
The officers, a 3-year veteran, and a 4-month veteran, will be placed on administrative duty pending an investigation into the shooting.
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