SAPD identifies suspect, officer who fired weapon at suspect in Northwest Side neighborhood

The two incidents happened on Saturday night and early Sunday morning

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE (3:18 p.m., April 24, 2024): The San Antonio Police Department has identified a suspect and an officer who shot and killed the suspect in a Northwest Side neighborhood.

SAPD detectives were dispatched to a home just after midnight Sunday on the 8600 block of Cheviot Heights to deliver an arrest warrant to a suspect identified as 42-year-old Sachin Sahoo.

While Sahoo attempted to leave the scene, the department said Sahoo injured both officers with his vehicle. One of the officers, whom SAPD identified as Tyler Turner, fired his weapon at Sahoo.

Sahoo was pronounced dead at the scene. Turner and the other officer were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Turner is a five-year veteran of SAPD, officers said Wednesday.

Below is the original story published on Sunday, April 21.

The San Antonio Police Department said one of its officers shot and killed a man who used his vehicle to injure a woman and two officers in separate incidents.

During the first incident, officers received a call just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday regarding an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in a Northwest Side neighborhood.

When officers arrived at the scene on the 8600 block of Cheviot Heights, they said they found a woman being treated by emergency responders. A witness on the scene told police that they saw a woman walking on a sidewalk before a white BMW sport utility vehicle backed out of the driveway of a nearby residence, drove onto the sidewalk and hit the woman.

After the collision, SAPD said the driver of the BMW left the scene. The 51-year-old woman, who police said was the man’s roommate, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Six hours later, around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, officers said they were contacted by multiple neighbors who told them the man accused of hitting the woman returned to an address near the original location of the first incident.

“(SAPD) Detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest,” SAPD Chief William McManus said early Sunday morning. “A couple of officers came out here tonight to see if they could find him and arrest him.”

McManus said the detectives found the 42-year-old man, who attempted to leave the scene.

“He (the suspect) jumped in his car,” McManus said. “They (the officers) blocked the driveway with their vehicles, but he was able to squeeze through them.”

The suspect injured both officers with his vehicle, police said in a preliminary report Sunday. To prevent the man from leaving, one of the officers fired and struck him.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. SAPD said one officer was treated for their injuries at the scene while the other was treated at a nearby hospital.

Neighbors tell KSAT the suspect’s recent behavior had concerned them.

“They’ve been running up and down the street,” said Tracie Lightweaver, a neighbor. “Just, he was a very troubled individual.”

McManus said Sunday that the officer who fired their weapon has been with the department for four years but did not say whether the officer would be placed on administrative leave or not.

Chief McManus providing preliminary information on an Officer Involved Shooting at the 8600 block of Cheviot Heights.

Posted by San Antonio Police Department on Sunday, April 21, 2024

About the Authors

Nate Kotisso joined KSAT as a digital journalist in 2024. He previously worked as a newspaper reporter in the Rio Grande Valley for more than two years and spent nearly three years as a digital producer at the CBS station in Oklahoma City.

Daniela Ibarra joined the KSAT News team in July 2023. This isn’t her first time in the KSAT newsroom– the San Antonio native spent the summer of 2017 as an intern. Daniela is a proud Mean Green alum, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas.

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