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Man sought by Bexar County deputies fatally shoots himself

Custodial death reported in East Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said a man wearing only boxers and boots pulled out a handgun and shot himself as deputies pursued him Sunday evening.

Deputies tried to pull the man over near FM 78 and Walzem, Salazar said.

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The suspect pulled over, but quickly abandoned the car and started running.

The man eventually got back on the shoulder lane of FM 78, pulled a handgun out and then shot himself.

The man has not yet been identified, Salazar said.

A tarp was quickly placed over the man in an effort to preserve the crime scene as storms rolled in, Salazar said.


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