Accused captor shot after victim breaks free, police say

Multiple 911 hang-ups led police to scene on SW Side

SAN ANTONIO – A man was shot early Wednesday morning after he tied up two people in his Southwest Side home, San Antonio police said.

Police said two people were visiting a friend at the home in the 3100 block of West Gerald when the homeowner woke up. He got into a verbal altercation with the two visitors, tied them up and pistol-whipped them, police said.

One of the victims broke free and grabbed a gun when the captor left the room, police said. When the homeowner returned to the room, the victim shot him and ran to a nearby relative's house to call for help, according to authorities.

The accused captor fired several shots at the person during the escape, police said.

Officers first responded to the home around 3 a.m. after several 911 hang-ups. Someone inside answered the door and said everything was fine, so officers left.

They returned when another call was made at 4:20 a.m. When they arrived, officers saw one of the victims running out of the house and assaulting the accused captor, police said.

The homeowner suffered two gunshot wounds to his chest. He was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in stable condition.

Police said he will be charged with two counts of aggravated assault and unlawful restraint after he is released.

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