Man, 18, shot by SAPD officers after exchanging gunfire on Southwest Side, chief says

SAPD: Man opened fire at officers during pursuit, shot up girlfriend’s vehicle earlier

An 18-year-old old man is in critical condition following a shooting with San Antonio police officers overnight on the Southwest Side, according to Chief William McManus.

SAN ANTONIO – An 18-year-old old man is in critical condition following a shooting with San Antonio police officers overnight on the Southwest Side, according to Chief William McManus.

McManus said the incident started after 11:30 p.m. Thursday, when officers received a call that a man shot up his girlfriend’s car.

Officers were familiar with the father of the man and went to talk to him at his home, McManus said.

They say the man suspected in the earlier shooting suddenly appeared, climbed into a car and drove off.

McManus said officers followed him and the suspect stopped his vehicle in the 4100 block of Southwest Military Drive, near Berman Drive and the JBSA-Kelly Field Annex.

The man exited his car and opened fire on officers, according to McManus.

Officers returned fire and shot him multiple times. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, McManus said.

No officers or bystanders were injured in the shooting.

McManus said between four and five officers were involved in the shooting, and they each have between one and five years of experience.

McManus says the shooting is still under investigation.

Police, so far, have not released the names of anyone involved in the shooting.

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