Deputies responding to riots call to shoot and kill a man after he fired an AR-15 assault rifle, BCSO Sheriff reports

SAN ANTONIO Deputies answering a domestic violence call shot dead a 39-year-old man outside a home in far northern Bexar County late Tuesday night, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said.

The deputies were summoned around 10:30 p.m. to a house in the 3700 block of Forsythia, off Bulwerde Road, after learning of a quarrel between husband and wife.

Salazar said that when they arrived, they found a 41-year-old woman who seemed distraught right in the house. The deputies began talking to a woman outside when they said they heard an AR-15 assault rifle being played inside the house.

The sheriff said that one of the deputies and the woman took cover between the houses and were pressed against the wall of the house, while the other took cover behind the car.

It was then, according to the BCSO, that the man walked onto the porch and fired multiple shots in an unknown direction in quick succession.

According to Salazar, the deputy, pressed against the wall of the house, began to give orders to the man to drop his weapon, but he refused and appeared to attack the deputy again.

The deputy then fired several shots, wounding the man and killing him. He was not identified.

The BCSO said that the woman was not injured in the incident, and two children were in the house. They didn’t get hurt.

According to Salazar, both deputies were placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.

Several agencies are now involved in the case.

Salazar said one of the deputies was a BCSO veteran with three years of experience, while the other had nine years of experience.

The BCSO said the house had previously received calls about domestic violence.

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