Man shot in head during standoff with police at west side apartment complex, police say

SAPD Chief William McManus said the man was shooting multiple rounds from inside his apartment on the first floor, with some going through the walls.

SAN ANTONIO — A man was shot during shootout with officers after a standoff at an apartment complex on the west side overnight.

San Antonio Police officers responded to the 6900 block of Timbercreek Drive near West Military Drive around 2 a.m. for reports of shots fired.

SAPD Chief William McManus said the man was shooting multiple rounds from inside his apartment on the first floor, with some going through the walls and scaring neighbors. Fortunately police say nobody was hit by any stray bullets.

Police say when officers arrived, the man opened fire and hit the police car. Officers then retreated, and blocked off the area and called for SWAT negotiators to take over.

Apartments close to the incident were evacuated as a precaution during the incident.

Police say the suspect and officers from SWAT exchanged gunfire. At some point, an officer was able to shoot from a distance and graze the man in the head, which ended the standoff. The man was able to walk out on his own, so Chief McManus said he didn’t believe it was “that serious.” He was taken to the hospital to be treated.

“The officers did what they had to do,” said Chief McManus. “This was a dangerous situation with a lot of rounds being fired in an area that was populated with a lot of people.”

No officers were injured during the incident.

Chief McManus said the suspect has a history of mental illness. Officers wera ble to recover several guns from inside his apartment.

This is a developing story.

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