SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said one suspect is detained, and deputies are working to track down another suspect who was involved in a vehicle pursuit before he ran inside of Ingram Park Mall.
New video released Friday night showed the suspect running out of the mall, not long after making it inside.
Salazar said during a news briefing Friday evening the pursuit started around 5 p.m. after a woman in a neighborhood near Potranco and Grosenbacher reported someone was firing shots out of a vehicle.
Fearing for her and her children’s safety, the woman went inside her home, called 911 and gave the dispatcher a description of the vehicle, according to the sheriff.
Deputies located the vehicle in the area shortly after the report and were able to determine the vehicle was stolen. When they attempted to approach the vehicle, the driver fled and ended up at Ingram Park Mall after a long pursuit, Salazar said.
The sheriff said the two people inside then bailed out of the vehicle near the side of the mall where H&M is located.
Salazar said deputies were able to detain a 16- or 17-year-old male, but the other person ran into the mall and was later unable to be located.
The suspect’s identity is unknown at this time, but he is described as having a medium build, wearing a black and blue shirt and black shoes. Salazar said he may be armed.
Photo of the suspect: pic.twitter.com/62Ow755ES9— Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (@BexarCoSheriff) August 19, 2022
The sheriff said SWAT teams and K-9 units were inside the mall going store-by-store, searching for the suspect.
Salazar asked people who were in the stores to stay where they were until a SWAT team member could get them.
More than 40 deputies were working the scene, and SAPD and SAFD medic tactical teams assisted in the response in case there were any people injured.
Salazar said no injuries have been reported at this time. He said no one was injured in the neighborhood where the shots were fired, and it’s possible they were shooting in the air or at a construction site.
Anyone who has more information on the suspect or the incident should contact the sheriff’s office at 210-335-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 210-224-7867(STOP). If it’s an emergency, call 911.
This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.