Former SAPD officer involved in controversial 2016 shooting dies
SAN ANTONIO – John Lee, a former San Antonio police officer who in 2016 shot and killed an unarmed man he believed was carrying a gun, has died, officials have confirmed. Lee shot and killed Antronie Scott in early February 2016 after pulling him over at the Wood Hollow Apartments near Isom and East Ramsey roads. Scott’s widow, who was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, filed a lawsuit against SAPD, the city of San Antonio and Lee. SAPD officials confirmed Friday that Lee left the department in February, but declined to release additional details since his cause of death was pending. Scott’s case is one of three high-profile SAPD officer-involved shooting deaths that Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said last month he would not reopen.
Bexar County DA will not reopen investigations into SAPD-involved shooting deaths of 3 men
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said Monday he has no plans to reopen the cases of three high-profile SAPD officer-involved shooting deaths in San Antonio. Marquise JonesJones, 23, was killed outside a Northeast Side Chacho’s by Officer Robert Encina who was working security at the restaurant. Officer Steve Casanova opened fire on Snowden, but also shot and killed Roundtree who was in the line of fire. RELATED: Mother outraged at SAPD officer who accidentally shot, killed her sonPolice said the home was a drug house they had been called to dozens of times. A Bexar County grand jury voted July 18, 2019, not to indict Casanova and he was cleared of all charges.
FBI 'monitoring' investigation into SAPD shooting of man with cellphone
SAN ANTONIO – Local FBI agents are "monitoring" the investigation into last week's shooting death of an unarmed man by a San Antonio police officer. Antronie Scott, 36, was pulled over by Officer John Lee Feb. 4 near Isom and Ramsey roads. The officer said he thought Scott had a gun in his hand and fired one shot at Scott, hitting him in the chest. Lee has been placed on administrative duty while SAPD conducts an investigation to determine if he broke the law or violated department policies. The Scott family has retained a lawyer to investigate the shooting on its behalf.