SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News)-An off-duty police  officer has been killed outside a southeast side restaurant.

San Antonio police were called to the IHOP on Hot Wells Boulevard around 3:45 Saturday morning when a fight broke out inside the eatery. The San Antonio School District officer working security at the IHOP tried to break up the fight, but it spilled into the parking lot.

When SAPD arrived, the officer, identified as Cliff Martinez, was pinned under a vehicle. The 28-year veteran of the SAISD Police Department was pronounced dead on the scene.

Suspects  and witnesses were detained.  SAPD is handling it as a Capital Murder investigation.

”San Antonio ISD is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Detective Cliff Martinez early this morning while working off-duty at an I-HOP,” said Leslie Price, spokeswoman for the SAISD.

She said Martinez worked for the SAISD Police Department for 28 years.

”He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time,” said Price.



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