Police: SAPD officer opens fire on man during scuffle

Suspect avoids bullet, officers not injured

Author: RJ Marquez, Web Editor, rmarquez@ksat.com
Published On: Feb 05 2014 04:50:56 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 05 2014 01:09:21 PM CST
Bryant Keith Price
SAN ANTONIO -

Officials with the San Antonio Police Department say an officer was forced to open fire on a suspect accused of having a handgun, drugs and resisting arrest.

The suspect was identified by San Antonio police as 43-year-old Bryant Keith Price.

According to an SAPD press release, two officers were patrolling the area around the 5200 block of Fredericksburg Road at about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday when the officers noticed Price crossing in the middle of the road.

The release stated officers then observed the individual appear to toss an object at a passing vehicle.

Officers tried to contact Price, but he fled on foot toward Mockingbird Lane.

One officer caught up with Price and attempted to get him into custody, but he resisted arrest, the release stated.

The second officer saw Price reach into his waistband and observed what appeared to be a handgun.

The second officer yelled "gun" and the first officer moved away from the suspect. The second officer then fired a single shot at Price, but missed, the release stated.

Price then complied with officers commands and was taken into custody. The release stated a handgun was recovered at the scene along with some narcotics.   

No officers were injured and Price was treated at the scene for minor injuries he received while resisting arrest. Price was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon and evading arrest.

As per SAPD protocol, the officer involved in the shooting, a 9-year-veteran of the department, will be placed on temporary administrative duty.

An investigation into the officer-involved shooting remains ongoing.