Chief: Man killed after clashing with San Antonio officers


SAN ANTONIO (TBEN) — A police officer from San Antonio shot and killed a man during an arrest on Sunday, according to authorities.

Police had been called to the west side of town after they contacted the man’s family, who told authorities he had 11 arrest warrants, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters.

When police saw the man around 9 a.m. while on his bike, he started fighting with officers, McManus said.

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During the struggle, the man is accused of pushing himself away from the officers and then yelling, “I’ve got a gun. I’m going to shoot” before allegedly reaching for his waistband, McManus said.

An officer fired three shots and hit the man. The officer, a 13-year veteran of the police force, suffered a broken hand while grappling with the man, authorities said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released by authorities, died at the scene. No weapon was found on him.

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Authorities are continuing their investigation into the shooting on Sunday.


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