On the far west side of San Antonio, Texas, a suspect who was the subject of a search has been apprehended, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). Sheriff Salazar confirmed that a single individual is now in custody and that there is no longer a threat in the area. The incident began when authorities received a report at around 8:30 a.m. in the 11000 block of Culebra, stating that a firearm had been stolen. This prompted an immediate response from the BCSO.
Subsequently, another call was made, alerting authorities to the discovery of a box of bullets in an unknown vehicle. It was soon determined that this vehicle had been reported stolen. When a deputy arrived at the scene, a 16-year-old male teenager and two females approached the stolen car. After some discussion, the deputy made the decision to detain the teenager, suspecting his involvement in the stolen gun case. However, the teenager decided to flee from the deputy, quickly retreating to a white SUV and forcefully ramming it into a BCSO vehicle and another innocent bystander’s car.
As the teenager accelerated towards law enforcement officers in the SUV, shots were fired by the deputy in an attempt to disable the vehicle. The teenager then drove into a nearby neighborhood, abandoning the SUV and attempting to flee on foot. He was eventually discovered hiding under a resident’s deck in their backyard, sustaining a gunshot wound during his attempt to escape. Sheriff Salazar revealed that the teenager, in addition to the gunshot wound, had multiple warrants for his arrest.
The 16-year-old suspect has since been arrested on charges of aggravated assault against an officer, evading arrest, and drug possession. The BCSO is continuing its investigation into the incident. Keeping the community informed, KENS 5, the local news and entertainment source that has served San Antonians since 1950, remains committed to delivering stories that resonate. With a rich history of broadcast innovation, from introducing the first local helicopter and Doppler radar to airing the inaugural local morning news program, KENS 5 has set the standard for local journalism.
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