Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies were dodging gunfire as a 58 year old man who had barricaded himself insie a house on the northeast side started shooting at them with a rifle during an hours-long standoff overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Sheriff Javier Salazar says it began when the man assaulted a woman in the home on Firestone Parkway, which is off FM 78.
"Deputies then started hearing gunshots coming from that house," Salazar said. "At this point we do believe he was shooting at the deputies. Deputies did an outstanding job of getting themselves out there and getting that victim out of there."
The man barricaded himself inside the house, as surrounding homes were evacuated, and the suspect continued shooting with what Salazar says was a rifle.
SWAT team officers made the scene, and negotiators managed to get into the home and convince the man to surrender.
He says gunfire was heard inside the home after the SWAT team made entry.
"My understanding is that the deputies were confronted by a dog," he said. "One of the deputies shot at the dog and grazed the dog, but the dog is okay."
He says it is amazing that, despite all of the rounds being fired, nobody was hurt.
"My understanding is he was pretty heavily armed," Salazar said. "At this point, they're searching the residence and recovering whatever evidence they might find. At this point, charges against the suspect include family violence, plus charges of shooting at the deputies."