Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting on Southwest Side identified

SWAT team surrounds home suspect broke into

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The medical examiner's office identified the man killed after an officer-involved shooting as 30-year-old Christopher Contreras. 

Police Chief William McManus said a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting. The San Antonio SWAT team responded to a call on the city’s Southwest Side, near Somerset Street and Zarzamora Road Friday afternoon. 

It happened at a home in the 700 block of Humboldt Street. 

McManus said the suspect was running from police after he assaulted and threatened to kill his girlfriend. 

The man ran into the house on Humboldt Street to hide. The occupants of the home ran out of the home. One person stayed behind to call police.

McManus said the suspect then pulled a gun on the occupant. The occupant then ran out of the home to safety and called police.

McManus said police surrounded the home, and then the suspect came out of the house through the back door. 

Officers approached the suspect and told him to stop and drop his weapon several times. McManus said one officer was compelled to fire when the man didn't respond. 

The officer who shot at the suspect was not wearing a body camera. Another officer was wearing one, but it's unknown if it captured when the other officer shot at the suspect.

The officer who fired his weapon was placed on routine administrative duty while the case is investigated by DA. 

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