Two killed in South Side shooting involving SAPD officers, chief says

Police investigating motive, relationship between shooter, homeowner

Two people are dead after two shootings at a home on the South Side, one of which involved officers, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.

SAN ANTONIO – Two people are dead after two shootings at a home on the South Side, one of which involved officers, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.

Officers were called to the 400 block of Clutter Avenue around 6 p.m. Tuesday for a shooting call.

McManus said the homeowner and a friend were in the shed together. Then, the shooter drove up to the home, went to the shed and started firing, killing the homeowner. The friend was able to escape.

When the five officers arrived to the scene, some responded in front of the home and some in the back.

The chief said the officers who entered the property were met with gunfire coming from the person they say shot and killed the homeowner. Police then fired back, killing the shooter, McManus said.

McManus said the homeowner’s wife was also able to fire shots at the gunman who killed her husband before police arrived.

Police say the relationship between the gunman and homeowner is unclear, and they are still investigating a motive.

McManus said the five officers have between one and 10 years of service with SAPD.

The information provided by McManus is preliminary and is subject to change pending further investigation.


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Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio since 2016. His work for KSAT 12 and KSAT.com includes covering breaking news of the day, as well as producing Q&As and content for the "South Texas Pride" and "KSAT Money" series.