Bexar Deputy Shoots Suspect

A Bexar County Sheriffs Deputy shot a man on the far west side this afternoon, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The shooting happened at an RV resort at Loop 1604 and West Military.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said it started when the suspect ran away from a routine traffic stop.. The deputy pursued the man into an RV park where the suspect produced a shotgun from under a bulky jacket he was wearing and fired several blasts at the deputy.. The deputy wasn't hurt and returned fire, hitting the suspect several times.

The suspect was airlifted to University Hospital in critical condition.

Salazar praised the deputy, saying the gunbattle took place inside a crowded RV park, and innocent people could easily have been hurt due to the actions of the suspect.

Salazar described the suspect as a 35 year old man with an extensive criminal record who was out on bond for other charges.

The location of this crime scene is south of Sea World on Loop 1604.

1200 WOAI

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