SAPD officer shot, killed near police headquarters

SAN ANTONIO –- An officer was shot outside the San Antonio Police headquarters building in downtown San Antonio late Sunday morning.

Authorities responded to the scene at 11:40 a.m. on West Nueva Street and Santa Rosa Street, SAPD Chief William McManus said.

McManus said the officer had pulled over a vehicle outside of the Public Safety Headquarters. While the officer was inside his vehicle writing a ticket, a black vehicle pulled up behind him.

The driver of that vehicle got out, walked up to the officer’s driver-side window and shot the officer in the head, McManus said.

Then the suspect reached into the window and shot the officer a second time, he said.

The suspect then got back in his car and pulled away. Police believe the suspect’s vehicle was a black Toyota or Nissan sedan.

Police said the officer was pronounced dead at San Antonio Military Medical Center around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

He was a 20-year veteran of the force. His name has not yet been released.

McManus said the suspect is a black male around five-foot-seven to six feet in height, wearing a gray sweatshirt and black baggy pants.

Police said they do not know what the motive for the shooting was.

McManus said this will be a capital murder case.

If you have any information on the suspect, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP. 


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