SAN ANTONIO – A security guard shot and wounded a man after being hit by a vehicle that was attempting to flee after being spotted early Wednesday morning, according to San Antonio police.
The shooting happened around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Sunview Bay and Sunbend Falls, not far from South Zarzamora Street and Gillette Boulevard.
According to police, two people were in the backseat of a car when a neighborhood security guard spotted them. That’s when, police say, as the security guard approached the vehicle, the man jumped out of the car, got into the driver’s seat and tried to drive off.
Police said the security guard walked in front of the vehicle and was struck by the car. The security guard fell on top of the hood and fired one gunshot, authorities said.
A preliminary police report states the man fired his own gun, striking the security guard. The security guard was taken to an area hospital for their injuries. The man was taken into police custody.
The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all responded to the call.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.