SAPD identifies suspect, officers who fatally shot him during chase

Officers each have four years of service with SAPD

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have released the names of two officers who fatally shot a man during a chase on the West Side.

A preliminary report states Officer Joshua Barbosa and Officer Jonathan Delgado shot Steven Allen Lopez, 45, around 1 a.m. on Monday in the 4400 block of W. Commerce St., near SW 29th Street on the city’s West Side.

The officers each have four years of service.

In a news conference after the shooting, SAPD Chief William McManus the officers first tried to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle with Lopez and another person inside.

Lopez exited the car and ran from officers, he said.

The preliminary report states the officers caught up with him in a parking lot a short time later.

At one point, Lopez pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officers, the report states. The two officers shot Lopez, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Lopez was identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday morning. His cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds.

The second suspect drove off and abandoned the vehicle a few blocks away. That person has not been found or identified.

Both officers will be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

Records from the Bexar County Jail show Lopez faced several charges starting in 1996. Those charges ranged from deadly conduct to driving without a license and criminal mischief.

His most recent arrests were for evading arrest in 2013 and theft between $50-$500 in 2014. He was sentenced in the evading arrest case, and the theft charge was dismissed.

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