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SAPD Officer in ‘Grave, Grave Condition’ and Another in Critical After Shootout Near Downtown

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UPDATE: The San Antonio Police Department reported on their Facebook page that Officer Miguel I. Moreno passed away from his injuries at 11:11 a.m. on June 30, 2017.

A shootout with a suspect just north of San Antonio’s downtown core has resulted in the wounding of two San Antonio police officers, one of which, according to a KENS5 report, is in “grave, grave condition” and “not expected to survive.” The incident took place on the afternoon of Thursday, June 29, 2017, when the two officers were patrolling a neighborhood near San Antonio College and spied two individuals with whom they wanted to address. When they stepped out of their patrol car, they were immediately fired upon.

SAPD Officer in ‘Grave, Grave Condition’ and Another in Critical After Shootout Near Downtown Core

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The officers began to return fire, and one of the suspects was wounded during the confrontation, later dying of his injuries. The other suspect has been taken into custody. In an interview with KENS5, Police Chief William McManus said that the officers had been taken to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, one of which was suffering from a serious head wound. At the time of his update, the Chief noted that this officer was in, “grave, grave condition,” and was “not expected to survive.” The other officer was wounded in the upper torso and had been listed in critical condition, with recovery anticipated.

The identities of the two SAPD officers (both nine-year veterans of the department, here in the Texas Hill Country) had not been released at the time of the KENS-TV report. An alert was issued to students at the San Antonio College, identifying that an armed individual was on campus, and according to its Twitter feed, the incident necessitated a lockdown at the school. The campus was later given the all clear, however, and the College is offering counseling services today (Friday, June 30) to faculty and students that require it. Also taking to Twitter, Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator for Texas, expressed his sympathy and hopes for the San Antonio police officers involved. A temporary memorial has developed at the San Antonio police headquarters, where residents honoring the injured officers have shown their support.


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