BEXAR COUNTY – Bexar County sheriff’s deputies fired gunshots at a shooting suspect, injuring him, before he was arrested in far West Bexar County, according to the sheriff’s office.
The incident happened Saturday morning at a residence in the 2600 block of Muddy Peak.
Deputies were initially dispatched to the area for a report of a 38-year-old man shooting out a window of his house.
Upon arrival, the man was found near his residence, either in the garage or front yard, armed with two handguns, one in each hand, according to Sheriff Salazar.
The situation escalated after the man allegedly pointed his weapons toward deputies. It’s unknown if he actually fired his weapons toward them as of yet, Sheriff Salazar said.
Deputies took cover and began issuing commands for the man to drop his guns and surrender; however, he got into his vehicle, still armed, and became mobile, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Salazar said the man then directed his vehicle toward a deputy, and that deputy fired gunshots at the man driving the car.
The suspect was wounded from the gunfire, but still managed to get out of his vehicle and flee the scene on foot, according to the BCSO.
Deputies followed close behind and after deploying tasers, the suspect was apprehended.
No deputies were injured in the incident, but the suspect was injured in the arm and leg. His injuries were severe and officials had to use tourniquets on his arm and leg at the scene, the BCSO said.
The suspect is expected to recover, according to Sheriff Salazar.
It’s unclear what charges the suspect will face at this time and his identity has not yet been released.
The scene is now secure and there is no present threat to area residents.
This is a developing story and we’ll bring more details as they become available.