Man shot by SAPD officers after he threatens to shoot, chief says

Chief McManus says the man was reported by family members to have 11 outstanding warrants

One man is dead following a shooting with San Antonio police officers on the city’s West Side, according to Chief William McManus.

SAN ANTONIO – One man is dead following a shooting with San Antonio police officers on the city’s West Side, according to Chief William McManus.

McManus said the incident started around 9 a.m. Sunday, when officers received a call from the suspect’s family stating he has 11 outstanding warrants, including four felony warrants and seven misdemeanor warrants.

Based on the description given by the family, patrol officers identified a man riding a bike as a possible suspect, said McManus.

According to the preliminary report, when officers attempted to stop the man he began fighting officers.

McManus said during the struggle, the suspect pushed away from officers stating, “I have a gun. I’m going to shoot,” and reached for his waistband. SAPD has reviewed body camera footage and stated that preliminary reports do align with the footage, said McManus.

An SAPD officer fired three shots, striking the victim, said McManus.

A nearby resident said he heard the activity differently.

“We heard four shots this morning, me and my wife. By the time we came out, they already had the body laying on the sidewalk covered up with a yellow blanket,” said Mike Betancourt.

According to SAPD, the man had identification for multiple people with him, and they are working to positively identify him.

The officer is currently being treated for a broken hand, police said.

McManus said the shooting is still under investigation.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus will provide details regarding an officer-involved shooting.

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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Before starting at KSAT in August 2011, Ken was a news photographer at KENS. Before that he was a news photographer at KVDA TV in San Antonio. Ken graduated from San Antonio College with an associate's degree in Radio, TV and Film. Ken has won a Sun Coast Emmy and four Lone Star Emmys. Ken has been in the TV industry since 1994.