SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department has identified the driver of a stolen vehicle who officials said prompted an officer to fire her weapon at him Monday.
Jacob Corby, 32, was identified as the driver who placed the stolen vehicle in reverse in the direction of Officer Leslie Cassady, a 12-veteran of the force, and her partner.
Police said Corby is facing two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant, felon in possession of a firearm and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
According to online records, Corby has an extensive criminal history with 25 previous arrests that back to 2006. The arrests are on suspicion of theft, evading arrest, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm, online records show.
Police said two other suspects, a man and a woman, were found inside a nearby hotel room and arrested in connection to Monday's incident. They were not identified by police.
Several people were detained Monday following a stolen car investigation that turned into an officer-involved shooting on the city's Northwest Side.
San Antonio police Chief William McManus said two officers were on directed patrol for stolen vehicles in the area near Huebner and Interstate 10 when they ran the license plate number of an occupied vehicle in the 10940 block of Laureate Drive and discovered it had been reported stolen.
Officers split up and approached the passenger side and driver's side of the car, which had its doors open. When they got near the door wells, the driver placed the vehicle in reverse, prompting an officer to open fire, McManus said.
The officer, a 12-year veteran of the police force, fired one round, which did not strike anyone, according to police.
The driver stopped after the officer fired a shot and both the driver and the passenger surrendered to police. The driver was found to have a pistol in his waistband. Police also learned there was a felony warrant out for the driver, who was arrested, McManus said. The passenger was also arrested, according to police.
Police searched the apartment where the driver and passenger were staying and found one man who was wanted on a felony warrant, two women and two kids, ages 2 and 3, McManus said. All were taken to police headquarters for questioning, according to police.
The officer who fired the shot was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an investigation by the Bexar County District Attorney's Office.