Woman shot by NISD officer after ‘becoming aggressive’ at Dub Farris Athletic Complex, officials say

“At no time were any students or adults at the event in danger,” an NISD spokesperson said

SAN ANTONIO – A woman was shot in the arm by a Northside ISD officer after becoming aggressive and driving her vehicle toward him in a “threatening manner,” school district officials said.

The shooting occurred at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Dub Farris Athletic Complex, just before a football matchup between Sotomayor and O’Connor.

According to Barry Perez, NISD assistant superintendent of communications, a woman was acting aggressively while in her parked vehicle outside the stadium.

Her behavior caught the attention of nearby NISD officers, who were directing traffic flow before the 2 p.m. football game.

The woman became “aggressive and belligerent” toward one of the officers and drove toward him “in a threatening manner,” Perez said in a statement.

The officer then drew his weapon and shot the woman once in the arm, Perez said. She was taken by EMS to the hospital and her injury was non-life-threatening.

“At no time were any students or adults at the event in danger,” Perez said in a statement.

Authorities investigate a scene at Dub Farris Athletic Complex on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. (KSAT)

No NISD students were involved or injured in the incident and the football game went on as planned.

Several sources told KSAT that the woman who was shot had connections to Sotomayor High School. Those sources are NISD employees who asked to remain anonymous.

They said the shooting occurred before kickoff and that they had no confirmed information going into the match. One of the sources said it was “grossly mishandled.”

Perez said the officer who shot the woman has been placed on administrative duty pending further investigation.

His identity hasn’t been released, but NISD officials said he’s served with the police department for three years and nine months.

San Antonio police will be handling the investigation. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.


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