A kidnapping suspect and his alleged victim died Tuesday after a violent scene unfolded in South Bexar County.
Just before 7 a.m., the San Antonio Police Department received word about a possible kidnapping on Patricia Drive, on the city’s north side.
A tip led them to believe the suspect was headed towards South Bexar County, so the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office was called in to assist in the search.
A motorcycle deputy spotted a car that matched the description given during the search and pulled the car over.
The female kidnapping victim exited the passenger’s side of the car and the driver -- the male kidnapping suspect -- immediately shot and killed her.
“Our deputy then opened fire, striking the vehicle multiple times,” said Bexar County Sheriff's spokesman Paul Berry. “He approached the car and found the driver dead.”
Berry said officials had not yet determined if the deputy killed the man, or if he had killed himself.
The deputy, a nine-year veteran of the Sheriff’s office, was uninjured in the attack.
“This is a good example of how when our deputies come on for a shift, they never know what’s going to happen,” said Berry. “That’s why we try to train them and equip them the best we can.”