SAPD Officers Shoot Man in Southwest Side Confrontation

Police answering a call for a disturbance on the city's southwest side today ended up shooting a man who advanced on them with a butcher knife, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

"All I know is that the call was for a disturbance, a lot of yelling and screaming," Police Chief William McManus said.  "When officers arrived on the scene, he was the only one in the apartment."

McManus says when the man, who he described as 'fiftyish,' advanced on officers with the knife.

The ordered him to drop the knife, but he advanced on officers, and he was shot twice, once in the torso and in the groin.  He was rushed to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

"After he was shot he retreated back into the apartment," McManus said.  "But officers were finally able to restrain him and begin first aid."

He said the man yelled at officers during the confrontation

.None of the officers involved was hurt.

McManus said police have received other calls to this same apartment for a disturbance.  He didn't know whether the man who was shot was on any type of medication.

The incident happened on Royalgate Street, which is west of Lackland AFB.


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