SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Two men were shot dead over the weekend by San Antonio officers.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says deputies were making a routine traffic stop late Saturday when a man bolted from the car and tried to flee.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Out Of Converse, Texas
During the foot chase, Salazar says the man is believed to have fired a gunshot at the pursuing deputy, drawing fatal return fire.READ MORE: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says
In a separate incident, Police Chief William McManus says officers on drug patrol encountered a man sitting in his vehicle early Sunday. McManus says the man saw them approach, tried to flee, pulled a gun from his waistband and was shot dead.MORE NEWS: US To Deport 'Massive' Number Of Haitian Migrants From Texas Border Town
All three officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending internal investigations.