Sheriff's Office releases photos of knife allegedly used by Gilbert Flores

Flores shot to death by two Bexar deputies in August

SAN ANTONIO – We've shown you the videos, aired the 911 tapes and now we are getting our first look at the weapon authorities said was in the hands of Gilbert Flores when he was shot by two Bexar County sheriff's deputies.

Flores was shot to death by Deputy Greg Vasquez and Deputy Robert Sanchez on Aug. 28 after they responded to a domestic disturbance report in the 24400 block of Walnut Pass.

"The actions of Mr. Flores were the sole cause of what then happened after that," Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said at a December press conference.

The images of the knife show what appears to be blood on the handle and the blade. The images also show the landing spot of the knife under a truck after it was dropped by Flores. A folding chair the Sheriff's Office said Flores used to block Taser shots can also been seen in the images.


Along with the photos of the knife, we received an autopsy report from the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.

The report said Flores was shot twice, and suffered several cuts and bruises. Click here to read the full report.

The photos, videos and medical examiner's report were part of the evidence collected and handed over to a grand jury, which decided not to indict the deputies.

"While we support the grand jury's decision to no-bill these deputies, I think it's important to recognize that there are no winners in this situation," Pamerleau said.

The sheriff said both deputies have returned to work.