Man hospitalized after shooting self during foot pursuit with San Antonio police
Family members called police for welfare check originally
SAN ANTONIO – A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after shooting himself following a foot pursuit with San Antonio police, officials said.
Police said family members called officers to the North Side around 2:30 p.m. for a welfare check for their loved one.
Officers tracked down the relative around 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Southcross on the South Side.
The family’s relative was driving a vehicle with a man in the passenger seat. An officer in the area saw them and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, per police.
The man then got out of the car, and the officer initiated a foot pursuit, police said.
Officials said the man jumped fences and ended up in someone’s backyard during the pursuit.
Before officers could detain the man, he took out a handgun and shot himself in the upper body, police said.
Officers provided immediate medical attention and called emergency medical services.
The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Police say the man was wanted on a warrant.
The woman, who is considered a victim by police, is now with family members.
SAPD said no officers fired their weapons and no one was injured during the pursuit.
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