UPDATE: The man who is charged with shooting a San Antonio Police Officer in a road rage incident this morning has been identified as Damontae Walker, 25. He is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and is held on $150,000 bond.
San Antonio Police say road rage sparked the shooting of an off duty Police Officer on the city’s northwest side overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Chief Bill McManus says a driver began yelling at the officer, who was driving his personal vehicle, as the two men drove down I-10 near Wurzbach Rd.
“The other person accused the officer of cutting him off,” McManus told 1200 WOAI NewsRadio on the scene.
The two men pulled into the parking lot of All Star’s Gentleman’s Club at I-10 and Wurzbach, and McManus says the road rager grabbed a handgun and opened fire, hitting the officer six times, mainly in the ‘lower torso.’
“The officer then retreated to his vehicle and got his personal weapon,” McManus said.
He returned fire, hitting the road rager twice, and grazing his female companion.
All three were rushed to University Hospital.
McManus says the officer is in critical but stable condition and is expected to survive.
The other two individuals were less seriously wounded.
McManus says the road rager will face criminal charges, but he didn’t say exactly what those charges will be.
There is no indication that the road rager knew that the man he was shooting at was an off duty police officer.