An off-duty Bexar County detention officer shot a 31-year-old man who he said charged at him at his home on the city's South Side.
The suspect, Jacob Rodriguez, was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his torso.
According to Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman Paul Berry, at around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Deputy Jose Carrillo received multiple phone calls from individuals alerting him that Rodriguez was on his way to Carrillo's home with the intent to start an altercation. Carrillo then called 911 to alert police.
While officers were on the way to the scene, Rodriguez jumped a fence at Carrillo's home and charged at the officer, Berry said.
Carrillo, who was on his way home from a second job when the confrontation happened, then opened fire on Rodriguez, Berry said.
“There was a confrontation having to do with a family matter," BCSO Chief Deputy Manuel Longoria said.
John Garcia, who lives down the street from Carillo, said because Rodriguez jumped the fence at Deputy Carillo's home and lunged at him, he felt Carillo was right in taking that shot.
"If somebody is lunging into your house and apparently, I heard that he broke a window and he already made threats to him, I would stand ground in my home," said Garcia. "And, if someone does that to me, I'm going to retaliate."
Rodriguez was booked by proxy and charged with terroristic threats and trespassing.
As per BCSO policy, Carrillo, a 17-year veteran of the force, was placed on 10 days administrative leave.
Editor's note: KSAT 12 News reporter Stephanie Serna contributed to this story.