SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A man is dead after an exchange of gunfire with the U.S. Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force outside a West Side health facility.
The officers tracked down the fugitive in the parking lot of the Texas Diabetes Institute-University Health System on South Zarzamora at San Luis Street around 9 Wednesday morning.
Chris Bozeman with the U.S. Marshal’s office says when officers approached the man in his parked car, he fired a shot.
“When they went to make contact with the fugitive, that’s when he presented the firearm. They did hear the gunshot and that’s when shots were fired, ” said Bozeman.
The suspect is dead, but Bozeman says it’s not known whether he shot himself or was killed by the officers’ gunfire.
A family across the street heard several gunshots, but one of the teens there says she wasn’t surprised.
“That’s not new. It’s normal for us,” said Desiree Lopez about hearing gunshots in the neighborhood.
The fugitive was being sought on four felony warrants, including homicide, aggravated assault and continuous family violence.
A section of the Texas Diabetes Institute parking lot was closed off for hours as officers from various agencies investigated the crime scene.