Man wounded in officer-involved shooting on West Side
Police chief: Suspect drove car toward officer
SAN ANTONIO – An officer with the San Antonio Police Department on Tuesday shot and wounded a man who officials said drove his car toward the officer.
Officers responded to an argument between a couple in their mid-20s just before 7 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 800 block of Ceralvo.
"It was so bad that at one point in time, the argument spilled out into the parking lot and one of the other residents who was here at the location tried to intercede on her behalf and he was assaulted by the suspect," San Antonio police Chief Anthony Trevino said.
When officers arrived to calm things down, the situation escalated, Trevino said.
"There were residents around a vehicle that was exiting the gate that were indicating to the officer that arrived that this was the individual that was involved in the incident," Trevino said.
Police said the woman's boyfriend then charged at a female officer in his red Mercedes.
"As the officer approached, she tried to get the individual to come out of the car. Residents were yelling at her, 'Be careful, he's going to run you down,'" Trevino said.
According to preliminary reports, that officer shot at the suspect three times, hitting him once. He took off, hitting the officer's patrol car in the process.
He was apprehended a few blocks away in the 2100 block of Beechaven, Trevino said.
The man was taken to a hospital in an undetermined condition.
Police are interviewing several witnesses as part of their investigation.
The officer who fired the shots is on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.
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