Off-duty Somerset police officer on administrative leave, suspect charged in shooting incident outside Twin Peaks

Officer working on off-duty job directing traffic outside the establishment at the time

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have released the names of an off-duty Somerset police officer and the man he shot during an altercation outside a Twin Peaks on Southwest Loop 410 over the weekend.

Officer Marc Casarez, 29, is on administrative leave following the shooting that happened as he was working an off-duty job directing traffic.

Jeremy Calonge, 34, is named as the suspect that Casarez shot during the Saturday night scuffle.

Somerset police said the off-duty officer received a phone call from a security guard who was working security inside “Twin Peaks.” The security guard asked for assistance in dealing with an unruly group who walked out of the restaurant without paying.

A preliminary SAPD report described the group as “intoxicated and belligerent.”

During that situation, SAPD said Casarez unholstered his Taser weapon and Calonge took it from him and ran off.

As Casarez chased after Calonge, Calonge pointed the Taser weapon at Casarez and fired. The off-duty officer was hit by the darts, SAPD said.

That’s when Casarez unholstered his gun and fired one round at Calonge, hitting him.

Calonge was transported to a hospital by ambulance in critical condition. He is expected to survive.

Calonge is charged with taking a weapon from a police officer and aggravated assault against a public servant with bonds totaling $175,000.

The Somerset officer is on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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