SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A suspect and an officer are hurt after a shooting in the city’s Southside.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says a gunman was firing randomly for several blocks starting on East Southcross before targeting a man on a bicycle shortly before 9 Thursday morning When officers cornered him in the 1400 block of Pleasanton Road , he reportedly started shooting and they returned fire, wounding him.
The suspect was taken to a hospital with a life-threatening wound and an officer suffered an eye injury.
Officers are questioning the driver of a VIA bus that was going by when the suspect was firing shots. They’re also looking for the man on the bicycle who apparently was the intended target.
The VIA bus was not hit and there were no other injuries.
McManus says shell casings were found up and down Pleasanton Road.
This is the second officer-involved shooting of 2019.
Wednesday afternoon, police shot and killed a suspected car thief who tased an officer with his own stun gun during a struggle in the city’s Northeast Side.
Someone called police to report a man apparently removing license plates from a stalled vehicle. McManus says the suspect had been driving a stolen Cadillac.