Community leaders respond to officer-involved shooting

Leaders speak about shooting death of unarmed man by SAPD officer

SAN ANTONIO – Community leaders spoke at a press conference Saturday over the shooting death of an unarmed man at the Wood Hollow Apartments by a San Antonio police officer.

The San Antonio Police Department said Antronie Scott, 36, was shot once in the chest and killed by a uniformed officer Thursday at the apartments near Isom and East Ramsey roads.

At a press conference held by the San Antonio Observer at the Barbara Jordan Community Center friends, family and community leaders reacted.

"So we stand with this family today in all of the slaying, demanding that a full and complete 100 percent investigation be taken in account and served through," said Terrance Coklow, vice president of the Greater Eastside Coalition.

Chief William McManus said Friday that is exactly what is underway.

"Now it's up for independent review and the DA will go from there," McManus said.

McManus said repeat offenders undercover detectives were tailing Scott, who was wanted on felony warrants, including possession of a firearm. McManus said John Lee, the uniformed officer that shot Scott, reacted quickly. It was later determined that Scott had a cellphone in his hand.

"There are many challenges that we face on the street. We are more than adequately trained to deal with those challenges. You can't adequately predict e/t that will happen," McManus said.

"All we seek today is justice," Coklow said.

McManus said Lee has been with SAPD over a decade who has no complaints and has had no significant problems as a police officer.

Lee is on administrative duty until the investigation by SAPD and the district attorney is completed.