In the early hours of Thursday morning, a man in his 40s was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.
The incident unfolded around 2 a.m. in the 800 block of East Southcross Boulevard, near Mission Road on the city’s South Side. Two officers had pulled over the man for an overnight traffic stop, but he refused to exit his vehicle. Upon realizing the man possessed a gun, a physical altercation ensued.
During the struggle for the firearm, one officer discharged the weapon, hitting the man once on the side. The injured man was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The identity of the deceased individual has not been disclosed by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD). Chief McManus revealed that the man had a "long history of violent offenses" and was currently on probation.
The officer who fired the shot, with three years of experience, remains unnamed. SAPD stated that the involved officer will be placed on administrative duty pending the completion of an investigation.
Authorities, including the San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS, responded to the incident.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.