Sunday, October 9, 2016

Man Shot By Police After Crisis Call Survived in San Antonio

Police: Man shot after pointing gun at officer
"They need to find a purpose. They need to find their passion again. Just like we had a mission while in uniform, they need to find that elsewhere.” Richard Delgado
Police: Man shot after pointing gun at officer (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)
SAN ANTONIO -- Police say a man armed with a gun who was trying to commit suicide was shot by an officer at a North Side.

Police say the call came in some time before six Saturday morning from Ballerina Court, which is just off Wetmore Road.

"It was a call for a man attempting to commit suicide,” said Chief Williams McManus. “It was called in by his wife."

The 39-year old man, who officers say is a veteran, was in the backyard when police arrived.

“He was there with a gun to his head,” said McManus. “He put the gun down, picked it back up, and pointed it at the officers. The officer at that time felt compelled to fire in fear for his life."

The veteran was hit once in the arm but police say he is in good condition.
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