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Man shot, killed during standoff on Thanksgiving Day identified

Gerardo Martinez Ramirez, 49, held estranged wife hostage

A man was shot and killed following a police standoff on Thanksgiving Day in the 4400 block of Eisenhower Road. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A 49-year-old man who held his estranged wife against her will, triggering a standoff with police that ended in fatal gunfire, has been identified.

Gerardo Martinez Ramirez barricaded himself and his wife inside a Northeast Side home early Thanksgiving Day, police said.

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After negotiators and SWAT crews attempted to resolve the standoff peacefully, gunshots were heard coming from inside the home in the 4400 block of Eisenhauer Road, police said.

SWAT crews deployed flash bangs before entering the home and found Martinez and his wife wounded.

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Martinez was still armed and that's when a SWAT team member and 14-year SAPD veteran shot the man, police said. He died from his injuries.

The woman was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.


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