Who tried to shoot Hill Country Village police officer?

Bexar County sheriff asks for tips as officials investigate 2016 chase, crash

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – The Bexar County Sheriff's office is still looking for three men who led police on a chase and fired shots at the officer pursuing them last fall.

The bullets struck the officer's patrol car, causing damage to the hood and windshield, the Sheriff's Office said.

The trio all escaped after the incident, which took place about 4:30 a.m. Oct. 2, according to a news release.

The Hill Country Village police officer who was involved was heading south in the 14000 block of San Pedro Avenue in a marked police car when he saw a Chevrolet Suburban leaving the parking lot of Milwaukee Tools, authorities said.

The officer tried to conduct a suspicious-vehicle stop, based on the time of day and some prior burglaries in the area, the Sheriff's Office said.

As the officer turned on his emergency lights, the driver sped off, refusing to stop. He crashed the Suburban into a tree near the intersection of San Pedro Avenue and Tammy Drive, the Sheriff's Office said.

As the men took off running, one of them fired at the officer with a handgun, the Sheriff's Office said. Although law enforcement searched for the three assailants, they got away.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6070.


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