SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two San Antonio police officers were critically wounded in a shootout with a suspect on a street just north of the city’s downtown section.
One of two suspects also was wounded in the 3:30 p.m. Thursday shootout. The other suspect was taken into custody.
Police Chief William McManus says one officer was in “grave, grave condition” at San Antonio Military Medical Center with a head wound and “is not expected to survive.” Another officer was wounded in the upper torso and was in serious condition. McManus says he was expected to recover.
One of two suspects was killed in the Thursday afternoon shootout, while the other suspect was arrested.
McManus says the officers were nine-year department veterans. He says they were patrolling after a suspicious-persons report when they spotted the two men.
The officers were immediately fired upon when they stepped from their car and returned fire.
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