San Antonio Police: Burglary suspect dead, officer seriously hurt after chase on West Side

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — For the second time in one day, a San Antonio police officer was seriously hurt while trying to arrest a person with several dismissed criminal charges.

The officer was hurt after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night when police were tracking two people driving in a car they thought might be linked to several crimes in the area.

KSAT-12 reports the officers tried to stop the car in the parking lot of Home Depot at I-10 and Woodstone. Police say the driver, armed with a gun, jumped out of the car and tried to run.

Investigators are working to piece together what happened next, but in the end, the man who tried to run was shot and later died. A San Antonio police officer was also seriously hurt. Police Chief William McManus says the officer underwent surgery but there is no word on their condition.

The deceased man is reported to have a lengthy criminal record involving vehicle thefts, but several of the charges against him had been dismissed.

A passenger in the car with him was not hurt, but is also said to have several prior run-ins with the law.
The passenger was arrested.

This is a developing story KTSA News will give more details when possble.

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