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Officer Involved Fatal Shooting



 By Johnny Shannon

An officer involved shooting  in Northwest San Antonio leaves one man dead.

Police were called to a convenience store disturbance at Gardendale and Datapoint, around 4:30 Tuesday morning.

SAPD Chief William McManus tells 550 KTSA News the suspect, a man in his 30's, managed to steal the patrol car, adding  "When one of our officers got out of her vehicle, she was charged by the suspect. And in order to create some distance between her and the suspect, she backed away".
The suspect then drove to the 8900 block of Datapoint.
"He was traveling northbound and crashed into a vehicle heading southbound. It totally wrecked the police vehicle".

When arriving at the crash site, Chief McManus said an officer opened fire when the suspect again attempted to charge  the police.

The 4 year veteran officer has been placed on administrative duty, while an investigation is being conducted.

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