Search continues for South Side man who escaped during standoff

He is accused of firing gunshots during an argument

Man accused of firing gunshots during argument, fleeing
Man accused of firing gunshots during argument, fleeing

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police still are trying to track down a man who was the subject of a standoff at a South Side apartment complex Thursday night.

The man, whose name has not been released, already had an outstanding warrant, according to a sergeant at the scene.

Officers, however, were called to the apartment complex, located in the 100 block of Emerald Ash, for a different incident.

Police were told that the man was intoxicated and fired a shot into the ground from an apartment balcony after fighting with his girlfriend.

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The woman tried calling police, but the man grabbed the phone and broke it on the ground, police said.

When officers arrived, they found out that he had run into a different apartment.

They said they were able to reach him by phone but called in a SWAT team when they were unable to get him to come out.

Police said about 90 minutes after the presumed standoff began, SWAT officers forced their way into the apartment and discovered the man was not there.

They said they did recover a weapon from the apartment.

Police believe the man was able to escape by climbing out of a window, most likely before the SWAT team arrived.

He faces additional charges when he is caught, police said.

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