SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a 29-year-old man who was wounded in a shootout outside a Northwest Side bar early Thursday morning may not exactly be a victim.
They believe he fired the first shots, leading to the exchange of gunfire with a 34-year-old man just before 12:30 a.m.
According to police, the 29-year-old man was kicked out of the bar and was given a gun by a woman and he then started firing.
Bexar County deputies who happened to be conducting a traffic stop nearby heard the shots and rushed over to Roxy’s Sports Bar Café, located in the 3200 block of Wurzbach Road.
Police said the 34-year-old man retrieved his own gun and returned fire, hitting the man twice in the back, just before leaving. He later returned at the request of investigators, police said.
SAPD said the 29-year-old man and the woman were both found at the scene. He was taken to an area hospital and will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 34-year-man was taken into custody for active municipal court warrants, investigators said.
A bar patron told KSAT12 he noticed bouncers escorting the man out of the bar shortly before the gunfire erupted.
He said he and everyone else ran toward the back of the bar for safety.
Later, as he returned to the scene, he realized his SUV had been caught in the crossfire. It had a bullet hole in the back passenger’s side door.
At least one other car in the parking lot also appeared to have been hit by the gunfire.