San Antonio PD: Man shot, killed after firing at SWAT officers

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A man is dead after the San Antonio Police Department says he fired a gun at SWAT officers Tuesday afternoon on the East Side.

Police Chief William McManus says Juan Antonio Hernandez, 52, was wanted on three warrants before police showed up in the area of Morningview Drive and Pecan Valley Drive.

When officers showed up, acting on a tip, police say Hernandez barricaded himself inside a home. After a standoff lasting several hours, SAPD says Hernandez came out of the house with a gun and started shooting at a SWAT team that had arrived at the location. After firing four to five shots, SWAT officers returned fire, hitting the suspect.

Hernandez was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Chief McManus says Hernandez had warrants for burglary, domestic violence and for evading arrest.

The officers who fired at Hernandez have 14 and 15 years on the force.

This is a developing story at KTSA News will give more details as they become available.

Additional reporting by KTSA’s Christian Blood

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