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Constable fires at man; chase ensues on South Side

ManMan tried to run over constables, Sheriff's Office says

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio law enforcement officials are searching for a man accused of trying to run over two Precinct 4 constables Monday afternoon.

The constables approached a car during a traffic stop around 1 p.m. on South Presa Street when the driver, identified as Alex Cortez, 35, tried to run them over.

“One officer drew his duty weapon and fired at the vehicle twice,” Precinct 4 Sgt. Fernando Martinez said. “The subject still attempted to run over the officers and the vehicle was able to get away.”

The constables pursued the vehicle with help from Bexar County sheriff's deputies. The chase came to an end at South Flores Street and Gerald Avenue, where Cortez fled on foot, authorities said.

“He wrecks out, because he has two flat tires from the pursuit, and bails on foot,” Martinez said.

Officers searched for Cortez from the air and on the ground, but he has not been found.

“He is wanted for two felonies on drug possession charges," Martinez said. “Now, he also is facing assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer and evading arrest charges.”