San Antonio police officer in ‘grave condition’ after shooting

The scene of a shooting north of downtown San Antonio that critically injured two officers (WOAI Photo)
The scene of a shooting north of downtown San Antonio that critically injured two officers (WOAI Photo)

SAN ANTONIO (KXAN) — Two police officers have been seriously wounded in a shooting near downtown San Antonio. One of the officers is not expected to survive, Chief William McManus said Thursday evening.

First responders were called to the 100 block of Evergreen Street, near San Antonio College and Methodist Hospital, at around 3:25 p.m. Thursday. The two officers were on patrol when they tried to stop two suspects.

As soon as the officers got out of their vehicle, one suspect opened fire on both officers, striking one in the head and the other in the chin, with the bullet lodging in the upper torso. The officers returned fire, hitting and killing one of the suspects.

Chief McManus says the officer shot in the head is in “grave, grave condition,” while the other officer — still in serious condition — is expected to survive. Both officers are nine year veterans. The second suspect is in custody.

San Antonio College was placed on lockdown during the shooting, but has since been given the all clear.

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