A San Antonio Police Officer shot and wounded a teenager who was attempting to burglarize a home on the city's northeast side early today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Police Chief William McManus says it started when a neighbor called police from a home on Briarpine Street, which is located off Stahl Road, to report that a man was creeping around the house next door.
"Telling dispatch that somebody was trying to break into the home and the person was armed," McManus said. "Officers arrived and they found a person who was armed with a knife in the driveway."
McManus says the suspect was seen 'low crawling' around the house.
"It appears right now that he was attempting to get into the house," McManus said. "The neighbor called and reported that to the police."
He says the officer, a four year veteran, ordered the teenager to drop the knife and surrender, but the suspect 'disobeyed the officer's commands and advanced toward the officer.'
"The officer fired three rounds, and the suspect was struck once in the side," McManus said.
The suspect, who will face Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer charges, was rushed to SAMMC where he is expected to survive.
The officer, a four year veteran, was not hurt and is on routine desk duty while the case is investigated.It's been tough summer for police. This is the fifth officer involved shooting in San Antonio since two officers were shot, one of them fatally, in an ambush near San Antonio College in late June.