Standoff at Southwest Side home ends hours after suspect’s roommate found dead, SAPD says

Victim, suspect not yet identified

SAN ANTONIO – A 12-hour standoff between a man and San Antonio police at a Southwest Side home on Friday ended hours after officers found the suspect’s roommate dead, authorities said.

Officers with SAPD’s Special Operations Unit “deployed tactics” and entered the home in the 6200 block of Bright Valley at about noon.

The suspect, who is believed to be between 50 and 60 years old, was taken to the hospital in critical condition with self-inflicted wounds at about noon, according to SAPD.

Officers responded to the home around midnight for a welfare check after someone called to tell them that a woman there had been seriously injured by a man in the home.

The man called a colleague Thursday night and said he hurt his roommate “real bad,” SAPD Chief William McManus told reporters during a briefing.

When officers arrived, they made contact with the suspect through a window.

“Officers peered in the window and they saw a person in there trying to cut himself on the neck with what appeared to be a box cutter,” McManus said.

At some point during the standoff, police learned that a woman who lived in the home with the suspect had been found dead inside a vehicle in the 5500 block of Old Seguin Road in Kirby.

Neither the victim nor the suspect have been identified.

SAPD said the case is still under investigation, and charges against the suspect are pending.

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