SAN ANTONIO – Two security officers and a suspect are hospitalized after a shooting at Haven for Hope just northwest of downtown, San Antonio police said.
Officers were called to 1 Haven for Hope Way for an active shooter call initially around 10 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found two security officers had each been injured, and a suspect was hit by gunfire three times.
Police said the suspect was belligerent and tried to beat down the doors at Haven for Hope. Security officers tried to calm the man down, but they could not, so they tried to restrain him.
The suspect was then able to grab one security officer’s gun, and an altercation ensued between them. As they struggled over the weapon, it went off, striking the 32-year-old security officer in the leg.
The other security officer, 23, took out his weapon during the altercation and then shot the suspect three times, police said.
The security officer’s rounds hit the floor, causing shrapnel to ricochet back at him and injure him.
Two individuals were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, and one was taken to University Hospital. Police said all injuries were not life-threatening.
The suspect, a 25-year-old man, has not been identified.
The shooting is under investigation.
Haven for Hope issued the following statement:
“On Tuesday evening two of our Life Safety Officers responded to an individual who was agitated in front of the Intake building outside of our secure campus. As the suspect reached for one of their weapons, the extensive training and experience of the officers kicked in and they were able to contain the situation quickly. However, during the altercation both of our officers and the suspect sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Our Life Safety Officers immediately provided medical attention to the suspect. We are incredibly proud of the bravery and heroism of our Life Safety Officers who put the safety of our clients and staff above all else as they do each and every day. We want to thank SAPD for their quick response and their show of force coming to the aid of our Life Safety Officers. We are grateful to report that one of our officers was treated and released. We ask for your prayers for both that officer, the officer still hospitalized who is recovering and for all of the Life Safety Officers who provide our campus with security and safety every day. We appreciate the outpouring of support from our community.”