SAN ANTONIO – More than a dozen shots were fired outside an East Side H-E-B on Monday afternoon, leaving two of the store’s security guards injured and an attempted robbery suspect dead.
The attempted robbery happened shortly before 2 p.m. at the H-E-B store located at 415 North New Braunfels Avenue near East Houston Street.
According to a preliminary police report released Tuesday, a 47-year-old man tried to steal some food and then “recklessly” pointed his gun at several people inside the store.
Two security guards pursued him into the parking lot.
The man ran behind a vehicle and shot at the guards, hitting both of them, McManus said.
The guards returned fire and killed the man, the chief said.
The parking lot and intersection of East Houston Street and St. James Avenue Street were littered with shell casings as police cordoned off the area to investigate.
A witness told KSAT that he heard between 13-20 shots.
H-E-B spokesperson Dya Campos told KSAT that the security guards were not H-E-B employees, but were hired from a private security company.
They were transported to a hospital and are “stable” with non-life-threatening injuries, SAPD said.