Tense situation involving gunshots on NW Side leads to man’s arrest

Bullets hit fence, swimming pool, police say

A tense situation involving gunfire in a Northwest Side neighborhood has led to the peaceful arrest of a man, San Antonio police say.

SAN ANTONIO – A tense situation involving gunfire in a Northwest Side neighborhood has led to the peaceful arrest of a man, San Antonio police say.

Officers took the man into custody early Monday morning after convincing him to come out of his home.

Police say they originally responded to the area for a call about shots fired around 5:30 a.m. in the area of Silvertip Drive and White Tail Drive.

When officers arrived, they heard those gunshots, but were not able to pinpoint the location from where they were coming.

San Antonio police responded to a call for shots fired on Monday, June 27, 2022, in the area of Silvertip Drive and White Tail Drive. (KSAT)

They took cover and called for backup from officers with rifles.

Police say eventually, they were able to determine that someone inside a home in the 5200 block of Silvertip was firing those shots toward the street.

Some of the bullets hit a neighbor’s fence and possibly, a swimming pool.

However, no one was hit by the gunfire.

Police later were able to talk to the man and convince him to come out of his home.

They took him into custody in the middle of the street.

Police say he told them he believed he was under attack.

They say he will be taken in for a mental evaluation.

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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Azian Bermea is a photojournalist at KSAT.