SAPD officer shoots, kills woman armed with knife outside East Side home

Three officers on leave pending investigation

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio police officer responding to a call for a cutting at an East Side home ended up shooting and killing a 51-year-old woman who was armed with a knife, SAPD confirmed.

Police were called to a home in the 400 block of Delmar at about 5:45 Saturday evening after a man called to report an assault by a woman who was armed with a knife.

The man told police he was home with his roommate when his on-again, off-again girlfriend stopped by.

The men told officers she was agitated and aggressive and they suspected she was under the influence of drugs.

The woman began assaulting her boyfriend and then retrieved an assault rifle from inside the home.

The men were able to disarm her and forced her out of the back door. That’s when she pulled out a locked knife and started stabbing at the door, police said.

When officers arrived, they confronted her and told her to drop the knife. One of the three officers on the scene deployed his Taser weapon but it was not effective, police said.

That officer then shot the woman multiple times. She died at the scene.

An SAPD spokesperson said the officer is a 3-year veteran.

All three officers are on administrative leave and the shooting is under investigation. The SAPD spokesperson said investigators will review body-worn cameras and some additional video from surveillance cameras that may have captured the incident.

The woman’s boyfriend suffered some superficial injuries but declined treatment. Nobody else was injured.

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