Man accused of pointing gun at woman, shooting at police

Daniel Valdez, 25, was taken into police custody

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a call about an assault on a woman led to officers ducking bullets and chasing a suspect all across the city.

They eventually arrested Daniel Valdez, 25, overnight near Loop 410 and Evers Road, not far from where the incident began.

Initially, officers responded to a call about an assault involving Valdez allegedly punching the woman in her face in the parking lot of Whiskey's bar at Callaghan Road and Loop 410.

When they arrived shortly before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, they say they found him holding a gun to the woman's head.

Valdez then turned the gun on the officers and fired shots at them as he climbed into a blue Ford Explorer and sped away, police said.

Officers chased him for roughly 50 minutes all the way to the Northeast Side of town and into Live Oak before heading back toward the area where it all started.

Police said Bexar County sheriff's deputies helped by putting down spike strips at Loop 410 and Evers Road where the Ford Explorer ran over them and stopped.

However, police say Valdez got out and tried to run away.

Officers were able to use their stun guns on him and take him into custody after he got stuck while trying to climb a fence.

Valdez was arrested and is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest with a vehicle.

No one was hit by the gunfire.


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