A Bexar County Detention Deputy is in stable condition after he was shot by a 16 year old boy he caught burglarizing his car this morning, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Sheriff Javier Salazar told reporters the deputy was off duty and at his home on Bustillo Dr, which is off Southcross Rd, when a family member told him there was somebody inside his personal car in the driveway.
The deputy, who is an 11 year veteran of the department, saw a hand inside the car, and went outside to confront the burglar.
During the struggle, the 16 year old boy pulled a small caliber pistol and shot the deputy in the stomach. But Salazar says the deputy managed to hold the boy until police arrived and arrested him.
The deputy was rushed to SAAMC, where he was in surgery and is expected to survive.
Salazar says, considering the variety of items in the teenager's possession, he had been burglarizing cars in the neighborhood all night long, and he will face multiple charges.
Salazar says he doesn't think the suspect knew that this car belonged to a law officer.