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)."
#BREAKING Medina County Sheriff tells me last night around 8pm they were executing a warrant, the suspect tried to flee, crashed into a home on this street, then tried to run. It ended with a member of the sheriffs department shooting the suspect. pic.twitter.com/nN4aM8Ntc7— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) August 23, 2018
#BREAKING there is a sizable crime scene at Avenue F and 16th Street in Hondo. We are still waiting on information about what happened but I’m told it is an ongoing situation and there is NO danger to the immediate public pic.twitter.com/p5h6UzLfL0— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) August 23, 2018