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Homeowner, 2 men exchange gunfire on Northeast Side

Cadillac crashes as men tried to flee

SAN ANTONIO – A homeowner on the city’s Northeast Side exchanged gunfire with two men at his front door around noon Thursday.

San Antonio police said one of the men, who was critically wounded in the abdomen, threw a Cadillac into reverse as the two men tried to flee and crashed into a neighbor’s fence down the street.

Officer Doug Greene, a San Antonio Police Department spokesman, said the driver was slumped over the steering wheel, but his passenger had bailed out and ran back into the neighborhood near Interstate 35 and Eisenhauer Road. The Blue Eagle helicopter flew over the area, but found no sign of the second man.

Greene said all three men had gotten into an argument over some kind of property “that possibly they were looking for or that was owed to them by the homeowner.”

“We’re not ruling out anything yet on what this may be related to,” Greene said.

Greene said, initially, police were told the homeowner had fired five or six shots at the men after going back into his house and returning with a handgun.

Investigators later noticed a bullet hole in the house, so apparently the men opened fired on the homeowner as well, but no weapon was found.

Greene said the homeowner was cooperative, but he was taken to police headquarters for further questioning, along with a woman who was in the house with several children. He said they were not injured.

Neighbors said they were already concerned at one time after hearing gunshots in the area, and now they’re worried about the shooting in the 7000 block of Glendora Avenue.

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