UPDATE: Serial burglar ID'd in Wednesday's fatal officer-involved shooting
SAPD: Arron Lambert, 33, fatally shot after taking stun gun, using it on officer
SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE:
A 33-year-old man who was shot and killed by a police officer Wednesday after he took an officer's stun gun and used it on the officer has now been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.
The man, described as a serial burglar by San Antonio police, was identified as Arron Thomas Lambert.
According to online records, Lambert was released Sunday from the Bexar County Jail after being held on a state felony charge of burglary of a building - intent theft and posting a $10,000 bond.
Sgt. Michelle Ramos, a San Antonio Police Department spokeswoman, said the officer involved in the shooting is Detective Daniel Mireles, a 14-year veteran with the department.
A man was shot dead by police Wednesday after he took an officer's stun gun and used it on the officer, police said.
Authorities were responding to a call regarding a suspicious person in the area of Northwest Loop 410 and Austin Highway on the Northeast Side. Police Chief William McManus said a citizen reported seeing the man taking license plates off of Cadillac on the access road by Loop 410 East and Interstate 35.
McManus said the Cadillac came back as stolen.
When officers approached the man, they said they felt they needed to handcuff him for their own safety. McManus said the man resisted, prompting one officer to deploy his stun gun, but that was ineffective and the suspect wrestled the weapon from the officer and used it on the officer.
McManus said a cover officer shot the suspect multiple times and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, the man was reaching into his pocket when he was shot. Police said he had a knife in his pocket.
According to McManus, detectives on scene recognized the suspect as a serial burglar.
The officers involved in the shooting have not yet been identified. McManus said the officer who was tased is OK.
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