SAN ANTONIO – An aggravated sexual assault suspect who was killed during a Lone Star Fugitive Task Force operation Wednesday night has been identified.
Raul Casas Campos, 34, was fatally shot by a San Antonio police officer when he allegedly pulled out a rifle at a Walmart gas station near Southwest Loop 410 and Ray Ellison Boulevard.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Wednesday that the Lone Star Fugitive Task force was following Campos, who was accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend on Monday, and boxed him in at the gas station.
That’s when Campos allegedly pulled out a long rifle with a drum magazine as an officer approached him, McManus said.
“The officer felt compelled to use deadly force, fired, I believe, one time at the suspect, and (the suspect) was subsequently transported to the hospital,” McManus said Wednesday.
Campos later died from his injuries.
He was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend after luring her to his home in the 13000 block of Laguna Road and forcing her inside at gunpoint.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office searched Campos’ home Monday night for explosives after a separate man in a bullet-proof vest left the residence with a grenade, Sheriff Javier Salavar said in a news conference that night.