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Off-Duty Texas Officer Involved in Shooting



An off-duty Windcrest Police Officer shot a suspect who ran into him with a car Saturday, police said.

The officer, who was in uniform at the time, was working security at the Spring Hill Apartments in the 4800 block of Ray Bon, along with a uniformed SAPD Officer, said Officer Matthew Porter.

According to Windcrest Police Chief Joe O'Brien, the Windcrest officer recognized a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier in the week, and as the officers approached the car, the driver accelerated, hitting the officer. At that point, O'Brien said, the officer drew his weapon and fired several shots, two of which hit the driver, who nonetheless managed to speed away.

Shortly after the shooting, San Antonio Police received a call for a shooting victim in the 4200 block of Silver Lake Road, said Porter. When officers arrived, they determined the victim was the driver involved in the shooting on Ray Bon.

The man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center with what police considered non life-threatening injuries.

Minutes after that call, an SAPD patrol officer spotted the vehicle involved in the shooting and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver instead accelerated, with the officer in pursuit.

Porter said the driver bailed out of the car at the intersection of Emil Street and W.W. White Road. He was taken into custody after a brief foot chase, along with a woman who remained in the car, Porter said.

The Windcrest officer who was hit by the suspects' vehicle was not seriously injured.

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