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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