SAPD Shoots Suspect During West Side Overnight Hostage Standoff

San Antonio Police shot and wounded a 19 year old suspect during a hostage situation at a west side Subway restaurant overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Deputy Police Chief James Flavin tells News Radio 1200 WOAI the masked suspect was attempting to rob the Subway in the 9600 block of Potranco Rd. about midnight, when a passerby noticed the robbery was underway and notified police.

"Three units quickly get here and see a male behind the counter with two employees," Flavin said. "When the suspect sees the officers, he takes one of the employees and holds him hostage."

Police attempted to talk the suspect into surrendering, and at one point the suspect raised his gun at police.

"At least two and maybe three officers fire at the suspect, striking him the torso."

But the situation didn't end there. The suspect 'took a barricaded stance' and continued to hold police at bay before surrendering.

The suspect is hospitalized with non life threatening wounds.

Flavin says one officer was injured when he was cut by broken glass as he smashed a window as he was trying to get an opening to talk with the suspect.

The suspect will face 'very very serious felony charges.'

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