SAPD identifies aggravated robbery suspect shot, killed by officers on East Side

Officers identified as Detective James Quintanilla and Officer Juan Dominguez

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE 3/6/24: SAPD identified the officers who shot and killed an aggravated robbery suspect on Monday as Officer Juan Dominguez, who has 12 years of experience, and Detective James Quintanilla, who has 15 years of experience.

(Original Story)

The San Antonio Police Department has identified an aggravated robbery suspect who was shot and killed by officers after allegedly pointing a gun at them.

Raymond Mireles, 35, was shot around 8:45 p.m. Monday outside a home in the 2800 block of Ravina Street on the East Side.

Officers tracked down Mireles as he was wanted on two aggravated robbery warrants, a preliminary report from SAPD states.

As he walked to a vehicle in the driveway, the officers approached him and told him to get on the ground, according to the report.

Chief William McManus said Mireles grabbed a gun from his waistband and pointed it toward two officers. That prompted the officers to fire at the man, striking him.

He did not fire at the officers, McManus said.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No officers or bystanders were injured.

McManus said the officers have been with the force for 12 and 15 years. The incident involved uniformed officers and undercover officers who were wearing SAPD-marked vests.

Bexar County Jail records show Mireles was previously charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawful carry of a handgun, drug possession and assault. In February 2023, he was released from jail after serving a sentence for unauthorized use of a vehicle.

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