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Security officer shoots shoplifter at San Antonio Walmart

August 7, 2018 Mountain View / CA / USA - People going in and coming out of a Walmart store on a sunny day, south San Francisco bay area (iStock/Andrei Stanescu)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – An off-duty San Antonio Independent School District officer working security at a West Side Walmart has shot a shoplifting suspect in a struggle.

San Antonio police say officer Manuel Espinoza attempted to detain the man who was trying to leave the store on West Military near Loop 410 Saturday afternoon with unpaid merchandise. A struggle ensued and the man pointed a semi-automatic handgun at Espinoza.  The officer then pulled his weapon and shot the suspect several times.

The man was taken to University Hospital and SAISD officer Espinoza was taken to San Antonio police headquarters to give a statement. 

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