SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner's office has identified a man shot and killed by two Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputies near a home early Sunday morning.
Cresencio Rodriguez, 33, was shot in the chest before being transported to an area hospital where he later died.
Deputies were called to a home in the 500 block of Highway East Loop 1604 near Pleasanton Road around 5:15 a.m. and found a woman who had suffered gunshot wounds.
After discovering the victim, deputies began to search for the gunman and found Rodriguez, who had popped out of a nearby wooded area and drew a weapon, deputies said.
“He was armed with a weapon and deputies did order him to drop the weapon several times. That suspect failed to comply and deputies opened fire on the suspect,” Sheriff Javier Salazar said.
The 46-year-old woman, who died on the way to a hospital, has not yet been identified pending notification to next of kin.
BCSO officials did say that the incident between the man and the woman is believed to a family disturbance and investigators are working to determine the exact relationship between them.
Juan Rodriguez, a neighbor, said he rushed to his neighbors aid when he heard a ruckus outside his window.
"Went up to her, turned her over, noticed that she had been shot, checked her pulse and noticed she wasn't breathing no more," Rodriguez said.
He said he called out to other neighbors to call 911 when he realized she wasn't breathing and circled around the back of the home when he heard another shot.
"I saw a glare in my glasses and (Rodriguez) was standing behind me in the doorway, aiming a gun at me, so I just backed onto the street and the officers took care of the rest," Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez said his neighbor always checked in on him and made sure he had something to eat and a place to stay when he was living out of his car at one point.
"She didn't deserve it," Rodriguez said.