SAPD Officer Shoots, Kills, Shotgun Wielding Man

A San Antonio Police Officer shot and killed a man during a confrontation inside a northwest side home this morning, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police were called to the home on Spring Dale Street, which is off Babcock road, after the parents of a man in his mid 20s reported he was causing a disturbance inside the home.

"We received a call for a disturbance, and officers arrived on the scene," Chief Bill McManus said. "The individual the officers were called about was in a back bedroom."

McManus says that's when the trouble started.

"The officer walked back to the back bedroom, and the person shot at him with a shotgun," McManus said. "The officer returned fire, and shot the suspect multiple times."

The man was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The officer was not hurt.

McManus says detectives will determine what caused the man to open fire on the officer. The officer, who McManus described as a 'veteran,' will be placed on desk duty, which is routine following an officer involved shooting.

He said there was no history of calls for violent behavior at the home.

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