SAPD: Man shot while stopping theft of vehicle outside his home

Officers were called around 2 a.m. to 700 block of Cravens Ave.

SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 50s was shot in the knee during an attempted vehicle theft outside his home early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. at a home in the 700 block of Cravens Avenue, not far from East Southcross and Goliad Road on the city’s Southeast Side.

According to police, the man walked outside to find the suspect sitting in the driver’s seat of his truck with the engine running and the column damaged. That’s when, police said, the man yelled at the suspect to get out of his vehicle and words were exchanged.

The suspect told the man to leave him alone or he was going to shoot him, police said.

Authorities say the suspect shot at the man once and fled on a bicycle. Officers found the shooter at a Valero gas station, but he ran on foot when they approached, police said. Investigators recovered the bike, but the suspect got away.

The wounded man was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center for his injuries and he’s expected to recover. Police said they obtained a possible name and address of the shooter and found a man at the location. He is now currently listed as a suspect.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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