Police Shootout Update: Officer not expected to survive; the other expected to recover: by Ricardo Munoz.
SAN ANTONIO — By Ricardo Munoz
UPDATE 6:55 pm: San Antonio Police Chief William McManus tells us one officer is in grave condition and not expected to survive. The other officer was shot in the chin and is expected to survive.
Two police officers are in critical condition and a suspect is dead following a shooting north of Downtown.
San Antonio PoliceDepartment Chief William McManus confirmed the officers were on routine patrol when they stopped two individuals around 3:25 p.m. near the 100 block of West Evergreen, between North Main and Howard Street.
McManus said that both officers were getting out of their vehicle when they were immediately fired upon by one of the suspects. One officer was struck in the face/head area and the other in the upper torso. The officers returned fire and struck the suspect. The other suspect was immediately taken into custody.
Both officers, who are nine-year SAPD veterans, were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition.
The suspect was taken to a hospital, and officials later confirmed he died of his injuries. McManus said he didn't know what prompted the suspect to open fire.
San Antonio College tweeted out that they were under lockdown due to the shooting. The lockdown has since been lifted.