Police officer shoots man holding knife to mother’s throat

A man who allegedly held a knife to his mother’s throat was shot by a San Antonio Police officer late Wednesday afternoon, SAPD Chief William McManus said. The incident occurred in the 6600 block of Fairdale Drive, between Bloomdale and Hall Park Drive, on the city’s northeast side. According to preliminary information provided at the scene, a man in his early thirties was accused of assaulting his mother, sister, and girlfriend inside an apartment unit there.

The man fled to the parking lot, pursued by SAPD officers, while his mother followed. The man then grabbed his mother and held a knife to her throat. That’s when the officer fired on the man, striking him in the thigh. The suspect was transported to a hospital and was expected to be charged with aggravated assault. The officer who fired the shot will be placed on administrative duty pending investigation of the case.

This shooting is the seventh involving SAPD officers of the ten that have taken place in Bexar County so far this year. The incident is under investigation, and this is a developing story. Check back with KENS5.com for updates.

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