SAPD: Man shot during apparent botched robbery dies

Alleged robber shot by man near Fredericksburg and Babcock roads, dies at University Hospital


SAN ANTONIO – A man who was shot during an apparent botched robbery on the Northwest Side Wednesday evening has died, according to an SAPD preliminary information report.

Shots were fired just before 10 p.m near Babcock and Fredericksburg roads.

The report stated officers found the robbery suspect on the ground with several gunshot wounds to his stomach next to a pickup truck and trailer.

The man who shot the robbery suspect was also there when officers arrived. He told police he was in town from Wisconsin to pick up a motorcycle from a shop nearby that had been purchased by an out of town buyer.

He said he pulled into the parking lot a couple of buildings down from the shop and was approached by the robbery suspect who told him to get out of the truck. The robbery suspect also said he was a police officer.

The man got out of the vehicle and the suspect then told him he was going take his truck and trailer. 

The man then pulled out his gun and shot the suspect several times. The suspect was transported to University Hospital and later pronounced dead.

The initial report stated the man placed the gun on the passenger seat of the truck and waited for officers to arrive.

Employees of the shop confirmed to police the man was there to pickup the motorcycle.

The man was taken in for questioning, but police at the scene said he was not expected to face charges.

The name of the man who died had not been released as of 8 a.m.

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