Accused felon wounded in deputy-involved shooting, Medina County sheriff says

Roy Guzman Jr. airlifted to University Hospital, expected to be OK

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HONDO, Texas – A man wanted on multiple felony arrest warrants was shot by a Medina County sheriff's deputy, Sheriff Randy Brown said.

Deputies tried to execute search and felony arrest warrants on Roy Guzman Jr., 42, around 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hondo, when the suspect drove away and crashed in the backyard of a home near Avenue F and 16th Street, Brown said.

The suspect tried to run away and got into an altercation with a deputy, Brown said. During the struggle, the deputy fired one shot, striking Guzman in the abdomen. 

"Officer ended up using his weapon. Suspect was shot. He was airlifted to University Hospital. (He) has been through surgery, and what I know, is going to be OK," Brown said.

The Texas Rangers will conduct an investigation into the shooting. The deputy who shot the suspect will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. 

Several charges, including aggravated assault on a public servant are pending against Guzman.

Antonio Urias and his family were enjoying a peaceful night at home when he witnessed the chase.

"It just happened so fast. We are all just relaxing, just doing our normal stuff," he said. "I really can't believe (it)."

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