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Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting after trying to break into ex-girlfriend’s apartment shot self, SAPD says

Man identified as Andre Christian, 38

San Miguel Apartments
San Miguel Apartments (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOUpdated April 13:

A man who police said shot at officers and his ex-girlfriend fatally killed himself during a firefight with officers, a police report said.

According to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, Andre Christian, 38, shot himself in the chest, the report said. He died after he was placed in handcuffs and was being treated for his injury.

The officers and the woman were not injured in the shooting.

Previously:

A 38-year-old suspect was killed early Sunday after an officer-involved shooting at the San Miguel Apartments in the 5000 block of Texana Drive, according to San Antonio police.

Police were called to the apartment complex around 12:45 a.m. for a burglary in progress and discovered the suspect was trying to break into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

As police approached the suspect, he turned toward an officer with his hands in his pockets, pulled out a gun and fired twice at police, according to McManus. The officer returned fire hitting the suspect several times.

The suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, "had been arrested, I believe back in March, for threats against this ex-girlfriend,” McManus said.

The woman had an emergency protective order against the suspect “which did no good," according to McManus.

The officer, who was not injured in the shooting, will be put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.


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