Suspect charged in shooting of SAPD officer on Southwest Side identified

Tuesday’s shooting is the fifth involving San Antonio police officers in 12 days

SAN ANTONIOUpdate - Wednesday, Sept. 6 - The suspect has been identified as Dominick Rubio, 29. He is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer, violation of bond and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

His bonds total more than $1 million, jail records show.

Preliminary information from police states that Rubio was wanted on two felony warrants when an officer spotted him in the 200 block of Iroquois Street.

The officer approached Rubio, who brandished a shotgun and shot the officer in the arm and torso, according to police.

The officer, who has not been named, was taken to the hospital in stable condition.


A San Antonio police officer is hospitalized after a shooting Tuesday afternoon on the Southwest Side, according to SAPD.

According to Chief William McManus, an officer observed a suspect and attempted to stop him.

The man ran, and the officer chased him.

As the officer rounded the corner into a nearby driveway, the man ambushed the officer and shot him with a shotgun, McManus said.

After a multi-unit search for the man, he was taken into custody.

“This individual is another case of someone who should have been in jail,” McManus said. “He’s a repeat violent offender with a history of family violence dismissals, (and) no jail time. There was a motion to revoke his probation on the 3rd of August, but he’s still out.”

Tuesday’s shooting is the fifth involving San Antonio police officers in 12 days. In those incidents, five officers were wounded and four suspects were shot.

McManus expressed frustration with comments from the District Attorney.

“I’m not going to let SAPD accept the blame for all these cases being dismissed,” he said. “I’m not going to do it.”

The suspect had an aggravated assault warrant and a repeat protective order violation, according to SAPD. He was previously jailed for drug charges and retaliation.

You can watch the press conference with Chief McManus in the video player below:

KSAT will update you with the latest information as it becomes available.


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