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Man killed by SAPD officers responding to shooting after he fired in their direction, authorities say

Officers initially responded to the world in east San Antonio after the sufferer shot at and injured one other man throughout some type of confrontation.

SAN ANTONIO — A person was killed by San Antonio Police officers responding to the scene of a shooting on the east aspect Friday night time, authorities say. He has not been recognized as of but, with authorities solely saying he’s in his 30s. 

According to SAPD Chief William McManus, officers responded to the world of Gabriel and Hudson streets, the place the sufferer arrived on the residence of his kid’s mom at round 9:30 p.m. There, McManus says, he shot at a person who emerged from it. 

That particular person was hit “multiple times,” and is in “critical but stable” situation as of Friday night time. 

McManus mentioned the person “pulled a gun out” on the first responding officer, and “she backed off.” Other officers ultimately arrived and stored a “25 to 30-foot cushion” of distance from the person as walked across the space, whereas unsuccessfully making an attempt to get him to drop the weapon. 

Eventually, after “about 15 or 20 minutes,” officers tried to Taser him. At that time, the chief says, the person “fired twice at the police officers,” and a complete of 5 officers returned hearth, putting him. 

The man died after being transported to a neighborhood hospital. 

McManus emphasised that the knowledge is preliminary, and the investigation is ongoing. The officers concerned in the incident can be positioned on administrative obligation, per process. 

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