The suspect shot in the arm and hand by a Bexar County sheriff's deputy following a chase that lasted more than an hour early Monday has been identified.

San Antonio police first spotted the man -- identified Monday afternoon as 48-year-old Roy Alvarado -- driving erratically. Then, at 12:45 a.m., requested help from the sheriff's office at Highway 281 and Martinez Losoya.

About an hour later, SAPD asked for help again, 14 miles from the first scene. At that point, deputies deployed spikes on the road twice and were able to stop Alvarado near Loop 1604 and Highway 181 in Southeast Bexar County.

"It was a traffic stop, so our deputies were behind him, and then the suspect reversed the vehicle and rammed ... two of our vehicles, and almost hit one of our officers, Bexar County Sheriff's officers," said Roseanne Hughes, a BCSO spokeswoman.

At least one deputy then opened fire, hitting Alvarado in the arm and hand. He was taken to University Hospital, where he is expected to recover.

None of the San Antonio police officers or sheriff's deputies involved in the chase were injured.

According to the sheriff's office, the chase never reached high speeds in the county.

Due to his injuries and hospitalization, Alvarado was booked by proxy and charged with aggravated assault-public servant and evading arrest-with vehicle.

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