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Police say man not allowed on VIA bus without face covering shot passenger

FILE: A San Antonio police cruiser parked at a crime scene on Lombrano Street on March 14, 2020. Photo: KTSA/Dennis Foley

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) –  A man who was not allowed on a Via bus because of COVID-19 restrictions is accused of shooting a passenger after an altercation Tuesday morning.

” What we’ve determined, and again it’s  preliminary, is that he was asked to put on a mask,” said San Antonio police officer Alisia Pruneda.

She says the man who was denied access had a gun and when a passenger got off the bus, they got into an argument.  The gunman shot the passenger, who was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The suspect faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


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