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Armed Standoff in San Antonio Ends with Suspect's Arrest After Wounding Two Officers and Hours of Negotiation

Suspect: Jesse Garcia

An armed standoff between San Antonio police officers and a 28-year-old suspect concluded late last night after an extensive negotiation process. The suspect, Jesse Garcia, was wanted on multiple felony warrants, including Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Evading Arrest or Detention in a Vehicle, and Burglary of a Vehicle.

The confrontation unfolded when officers attempted to apprehend Garcia, who responded by firing shots at them with a rifle. During the exchange, one officer was hit, and another officer sustained injuries. Subsequently, Garcia managed to carjack a motorist, initiating a pursuit that ended at an apartment complex on Westward Drive.

Exiting the stolen vehicle, Garcia continued firing at officers, striking a second officer multiple times. Seeking refuge in an apartment associated with an acquaintance, he triggered a standoff situation. Law enforcement swiftly surrounded the area, deploying both the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and the Negotiations Team.

Hours of negotiation transpired as officers sought to peacefully resolve the situation. Nearby residents were evacuated for safety. Ultimately, the standoff concluded without further violence, and Garcia was taken into custody.

Apart from his existing felony warrants, Garcia now faces additional charges, including five counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Aggravated Robbery. The investigation remains ongoing, and authorities are working to piece together the events of the standoff.

The injured officers are reported to be in stable condition and on the path to recovery. The San Antonio Police Department expressed gratitude for the community's cooperation throughout the operation.

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