Two teens shot by off-duty UCPD officer after they pointed a gun at him, police say
Police: 17-year-old and 16-year-old both wounded with non-life-threatening injuries
SAN ANTONIO – An off-duty Universal City police officer shot two teenagers after they pointed a gun at him when he caught them trying to break into cars at an apartment complex, police said.
San Antonio police said the off-duty UCPD officer caught five teens, all ages 15 to 17 year-old, trying to break into vehicles at the Landera Apartments a little after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
When the officer approached them, he asked them if they needed help and the teens pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him, police said.
Officials said the officer ducked and fired his gun approximately nine times at the teens, hitting two of them.
A 17-year-old boy was shot and stayed at the scene. He was later transported to an area hospital. A 16-year-old boy who was also wounded fled in a vehicle with three other teens who were not injured, police said.
Both teens shot had non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities say the teenagers who fled eventually ended up at the Element Apartments near the 12000 block of Blanco Road.
Police say they caught up with them while responding to another shooting in progress call and apprehended them along with a stolen vehicle at the apartment complex. Evidence was found linking the two shooting calls, police said.
Police said the teens have been booked on several various charges.
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