SAPD Officer Shoots Suspect Following Chase Into Seguin

San Antonio Police chased a violent crime suspect up I-10 all the way to Seguin early today, then shot the man to death when he drew down on officers, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police Chief Bill McManus told News Radio 1200 WOAI on the scene that it started when detectives noticed the suspect driving a car he had carjacked on Wednesday.

"Our violent crimes task force, street crimes unit, was tracking him, they located him, attempted to stop him, he fled, we pursued," he said.

The suspect swung onto I-10 eastbound at a high rate of speed, pursued by San Antonio Police, as well as DPS troopers and a DPS helicopter.

When the suspect got into Guadalupe County, Guadalupe deputies joined the pursuit, and even tossed spikes onto the roadway.

The suspect avoided the spikes, but later as he pulled into Seguin, the deputies again spiked the highway.

"Then he crashed into the Guadalupe County Sheriff's car, a DPS officer tased him at that point, tased him twice," McManus said. "It had no effect. The man then reached for a gun, and the SAPD officer fired one time, striking him in the chest, and he was pronounced not long ago."

McManus says the suspect was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead there.

None of the law officers was hurt.

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