Victim ID’d, suspect hospitalized after body discovered following South Side standoff

3 children were inside the home during the standoff, chief says

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (4:06 p.m. Tuesday): The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a woman who was found dead at a South Side home with three children nearby.

Neida Tijerina, 29, was pronounced dead at approximately 11 p.m. Monday, the office said. Her cause of death was not available.

San Antonio police Chief William McManus said her body was found by officers after a standoff with a man at a home in the 3100 block of Roosevelt Avenue.

Angel Sanchez, 28, had threatened to kill the mother of his infant child and himself, McManus said. He later exited the home with a gun and was shot by three police officers, McManus said.

He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The relationship between Sanchez and Tijerina is unknown at this time.

Sanchez has been booked by proxy on three counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer. Police said additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Original (4:45 a.m. Tuesday): A man was shot by San Antonio police officers amid a standoff at a South Side home where a woman was found dead Monday night, according to authorities.

SAPD Chief William McManus said the standoff started around 9 p.m. in the 3100 block of Roosevelt Avenue as the man threatened to kill the mother of his infant child and then himself.

The man showed himself near a window with a long rifle, McManus said, and then walked out of the home with an infant in his hands.

He went back inside the home and then walked out again with a gun in his hands, McManus said.

“At some point, there were three officers across from him, maybe 50 yards away, there were three officers to the right alongside a free-standing garage ... he possibly turned toward them with a gun, (and) the three officers that were in front of him fired,” he said.

He was hit by the gunfire and transported to the hospital in critical condition. He has not been identified by police.

Officers found a woman dead inside the home, according to McManus. Her name, age and cause of death have not been released.

McManus said it appeared the woman was in her 30s or early 40s.

Three other children, ranging from an infant to a 15-year-old, were also in the home but were not injured.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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