Man shot after trying to hit another man’s girlfriend, police say

Officers called around 11 p.m. to 120 block of Yale Avenue

SAN ANTONIO – A man, 29, was shot in the leg while he was assaulting two people at a home on the North Side late Thursday, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around 11 p.m. in the 120 block of Yale Avenue, not far from Culebra Road and Fredericksburg Road.

According to police, a 29-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man told officers that the man was assaulting both of them. A third person, an 18-year-old man, intervened in the alleged assault and shot the 29-year-old man, police said.

Police officers responded to the shooting call and saw the 20-year-old man trying to drive away from the scene, according to a preliminary report.

Police detained him and found the injured man lying on the front porch. He was transported to University Hospital and his injury was not life-threatening.

A sergeant at the scene initially said the 18-year-old believed the other man tried to hit his girlfriend, so he pulled out a gun and shot him once in the leg.

Police are still investigating the case.

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