Chief McManus says man shot to death by SAPD officer during standoff on far northeast side

SAN ANTONIO – A man was shot dead by a police officer during a standoff on the back street of the Northeast Side and taken to an area hospital, according to SAPD Chief William McManus.

The incident took place around 9:30 pm Saturday in the 15600 Knollhollow block.

Officers were first called to the area to report that a resident was threatening a neighbor.

When police arrived, they found the 22-year-old suspect entered and exited the house several times, armed with a long pistol.

Eventually, the suspect took cover behind one of the SAPD patrol cars, still armed with a pistol, McManus said.

According to McManus, the suspect pointed a gun at policemen on the street when one of the policemen fired and hit him in the shoulder.

The police put a tourniquet on the suspect before he was taken to the district hospital. Nothing is known about his condition, and no other injuries have been reported.

McManus said the officer who shot the suspect is a 27-year veteran of the department and will be placed on administrative leave until the case is heard by the district attorney’s office.

Details on the suspect and possible charges are limited at this time. We will bring more updates as they become available.

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