Man shot in confrontation with deputies in West Bexar County home

2 deputies placed on administrative leave pending investigation

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SAN ANTONIO – A man is in the hospital after he was shot during a confrontation with Bexar County deputies late Tuesday night.

The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Sun Candle Drive, located not far from Potranco Road outside Loop 1604.

According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, the two deputies were responding to reports of a suicidal man. That's when, Salazar said, the deputies went into the house and found the man in a closet with a weapon.

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"The deputies ordered the suspect to drop the shotgun several times, instead the suspect leveled the shotgun at the officers," Salazar said. "The officers opened fire. That suspect was struck several times. Twice in the upper torso, once in the lower extremities."

The injured man was taken to University Hospital by EMS were he is listed in stable condition.

A woman and at least three children were also in the home at the time confrontation, Salazar said. They were not hurt in the incident.

"She had indicated he was armed and there were children in the house, and that she was afraid to remove the children from the house," Salazar said. "So deputies felt the need to at least get in and try to assess the situation and get that family out safely if they could. Unfortunately they were not able to do that before the suspect confronted them with the weapon."

The two deputies, a six-month veteran and a three and half year veteran, will be placed on temporary administrative leave pending an investigation.


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