VIA bus passenger shot in east Bexar County
Charles Adamson, Jr., 43, accused of shooting passenger in face
SAN ANTONIO – Charles Adamson, Jr., 43, has been arrested in connection with a shooting on a VIA bus in far East Bexar County Monday morning.
Adamson was found hiding in his home near FM 3432 and Loop 1604 in Wilson County.
SWAT officers who were called in and surrounded his home convinced him to surrender peacefully.
Bexar County sheriff's detectives began looking for Adamson following a shooting around 8:30 a.m. Monday on a VIA bus.
Spokesman Paul Berry said both Adamson and the victim had been waiting at the same bus stop, on Loop 107 near Billy Sames Drive just prior to the shooting.
"After they boarded the bus, the suspect and the victim got into an argument with the suspect shooting the victim once in the face," Berry said.
The victim was flown to San Antonio Military Medical Center by helicopter.
The suspect -- Adamson -- then removed his bicycle from the front of the bus and attempted to get back on it with the bicycle, Berry said.
"After the driver refused to allow him on, Adamson then pedaled away," he said.
A short time later, detectives from both Bexar and Wilson counties raced to his home on Home Place Road.
Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said Adamson gave up after several rounds of talks with a SWAT officer through an open window.
"He kept opening and closing the window," Tackitt said. "Finally, he just walked out with his hands up."
Tackitt said Wilson County was in the process of obtaining an aggravated assault warrant for Adamson's arrest stemming from an incident a little more than a week ago.
Adamson is accused of forcing his mother to drive him at gunpoint from San Antonio to his home in Wilson County.
Later, he fired shots at her as she escaped and drove away, Tackitt said.
Bexar County also had a warrant out for Adamson's arrest on a kidnapping charge related to the same incident, Tackitt said.
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