Search underway for two men who rammed deputy’s vehicle on far West Side, sheriff says

Anyone in the area that notices a suspicious person is urged to contacted BCSO at 210-335-6000

SAN ANTONIO – A search is underway for two men who are on the run after they rammed a deputy’s vehicle during a call on the far West Side, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar.

The incident happened around 7:15 a.m., Saturday, in the 200 block of Coriander Bend, off of Potranco Road.

Deputies initially received a 911 call from a frantic person, asking them to “send the police” without any further details, according to Salazar.

When deputies arrived, one of them made contact with at least three men in the front yard of a residence. One of them appeared to have a head injury, Salazar said.

One deputy got out of his vehicle just in time to see one of the men get into a black Nissan Sedan and take off eastbound at a high rate of speed, according to Salazar.

Two other deputies in patrol cars chased the black vehicle and eventually caught up.

One of the deputies tried to make a U-turn when the black vehicle intentionally t-boned him, and the airbags deployed, Salazar said. The deputy was not injured in the wreck.

The other deputy nearby got out of their unit and fired gunshots at the black vehicle as it fled from the area.

The black vehicle was later found abandoned near Coal Mine Rise with extensive front-end damage.

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Salazar said deputies reviewed surveillance video and found two men were inside of the black vehicle, and that both had taken off on foot toward a wooded area.

Three handguns were also found inside of the vehicle, and officials said it’s unknown yet if they are stolen.

Search efforts are still in full force in a wooded area for the two men, according to Salazar, with San Antonio police assisting, drones, an EAGLE helicopter, and K9 units.

“This situation is still unraveling and we’re going to be out here until we know a bit more,” Salazar said.

Officials said there’s no direct danger to the public, but anyone that lives in the area that notices a suspicious person is urged to contacted BCSO at 210-335-6000.

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