SAN ANTONIO – A 34-year-old man is dead after being shot by officers during a confrontation following a theft of a vehicle and major crash on the South Side, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.
The man has been identified as Macario Hernandez, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office. McManus said there was a call for a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of Kendalia Avenue on Monday evening.
The owner of the vehicle was tracking it down through an iPad that was left in it and called police.
When the San Antonio Police Department helicopter located the vehicle, officers saw the man stealing parts from it.
The man then got into a blue car and fled to an unknown location, McManus said.
The police helicopter followed the man, who then sped up and crashed at Theo Avenue and Flores Street, according to police.
McManus said the man then got out of the car and ran. Witnesses pointed officers in the direction of the man.
The man made his way down Theo Avenue and was then confronted by four police officers while he held a handgun, McManus said.
When the man tried to switch hands with the gun, all four officers fired at him, McManus said. The man died at the scene.
It’s unclear how many times the man was shot.
No one was injured in the crash.
All four officers will be placed on administrative duty, pending the outcome of the investigation.