Man believed to have been experiencing mental health crisis when he allegedly shot at deputies, barricaded himself in home

The unidentified suspect was detained around 10:35 p.m. when he surrendered.

SAN ANTONIO — Sheriff Javier Salazar was speaking with reporters at the scene of a far north-side standoff when he received word that the armed man deputies were trying to apprehend surrendered. 

The message was met with an audible sigh of relief from residents who had been prevented from returning home as the situation unfolded. 

It was the culmination of an incident lasting about three hours and which saw deputies being fired at by an unidentified man who officials believe was experiencing a mental health crisis. No one was hurt. 

“We’re thankful this was able to get wrapped up,” Salazar said. “Certainly it could have been an ugly situation all kinds of different ways.”

The man first called police to report someone was following him, according to the sheriff. Shortly after, a woman believed to be his neighbor called law enforcement to report the man was inside her home in the 6200 block of Waldon Walk. 

When deputies responded to the home, Salazar said, “that’s when they began taking fire.” The man allegedly shot four times before deputies safely retreated with the woman, after which the man shot multiple rounds into the air at random. 

Officials believed he was armed with an AR-15 rifle. It isn’t believed that he was shot when deputies briefly returned fire. 

The sheriff said law enforcement were “preparing for a long night” when the update arrived at 10:35 p.m. that the man had been detained. He couldn’t definitively say if charges would be pursued. 

“Right now (it’s) certainly a mental health crisis,” Salazar said. “While that doesn’t excuse the behavior, we just need to see if the elements of the offense will be met.”



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