San Antonio police ID wanted man killed in shootout with SWAT officers

52-year-old man had 3 active felony warrants, did not have parole violation

A man was shot and killed by police on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in the 400 block of Morningview Drive. (Copyright 2024 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

A man wanted on three warrants is dead after a shootout with SWAT officers, according to San Antonio police Chief William McManus.

SAPD identified the man as Juan Antonio Hernandez, 52.

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Police received an anonymous tip that the man was near the area of Morningview Drive and Pecan Valley Drive on Tuesday afternoon.

Hernandez had three active warrants, McManus said. Police initially said he was on parole, but an updated preliminary report states he was discharged from parole in 2019 from another state.

SWAT officers arrived at the man’s location in the 400 block of Morningview Drive and he barricaded himself inside a house, police said.

After several hours, he came out with a handgun and fired four to five shots, hitting two SWAT vehicles, McManus said.

Two SWAT officers fired back and hit Hernandez, McManus said. It is unclear how many times the man was shot.

He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The two SWAT officers had 14 and five years with the department, McManus said.

No officers or bystanders were injured.

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