‘They had no justification of being on my property’ | SA man wrongfully held at gunpoint demanding answers from deputies

On Dec. 30 2022 Bexar county deputies served a warrant to the wrong homeowner.

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio man is finally getting answers after Bexar County deputies held him at gunpoint and demanded he come out of his home almost a year ago. 

The man will be referred to as ‘Chris’ to protect his identity. Chris said on Dec. 30, 2022 he noticed unmarked SUVs around his home but didn’t think it was a big deal and went about his day.

Chris said deputies knocked on the front door of his home and when he opened it he threw his hands in the air as deputies demanded he come outside where they would put him in handcuffs. Soon after deputies realized they had the wrong person in custody.

“One deputy was on the phone when he realized they had the wrong house,” Chris added.

Home security footage showed the whole thing play out, with Chris’ kids crying hysterically not knowing what to do.

New body camera footage from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office obtained by KENS 5 shows the moments deputies forced the family outside the home, hand-cuffed Chris and then found out they had the wrong guy.

According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office they were using GPS tracking from the ankle monitor on the suspect they were looking for. According to deputies that address was pinging at Chris’ home.

When deputies arrived on scene and the arrest was already being made the department said they found out the suspect was at a different address.

The video shows the deputies go to another address almost 300-feet away to serve three felony warrants and arrest the man they were actually looking for.

BCSO provided this statement to KENS 5 regarding the situation:

On December 30, 2022, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) responded to a residence on the [Chris’ address] in far Southwest Bexar County.

BCSO FAU at the request of Bexar County Pre Trial Service responded to the scene to serve three felony warrants. The location was confirmed based on the ankle/GPS monitor being worn by the wanted person.

The location being pinged by GPS was [Chris’ address].

BCSO FAU deputies arrived at the residence and approached the front door. The door was open and a male approached the Deputies with hands up. The male was ordered to step out of the residence and was detained.

The Deputies determined that the person detained was not the wanted person. The male was also questioned if the wanted person was inside his residence.

Simultaneously, Deputies received an update from Bexar County Pre-Trial services. The update included an updated GPS location at [suspects’ address].

That address was linked to a home behind the [Chris’ address].

BCSO FAU deputies released the male detained and relocated to the secondary address. The wanted person was located and placed in custody.

BCSO responded to the scene and in good faith attempted to locate and apprehend the fugitive wanted on multiple violent warrants. It is BCSO’s goal to serve our community and build positive relationships with all residents in Bexar County.

Additionally, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit’s mission is to locate and apprehend fugitives wanted on violent charges in an effort to keep Bexar County residents safe.

KENS 5 informed Chris of this update and he said this new information is more than they ever told him.

Over a year later he said his kids are still negatively impacted by the events that took place that day.

“Every time patrols come by my place I think ‘I hope they don’t have the wrong address…any wrong movement can get you hurt,” Chris said.

He hopes this never happens to himself, his kids or anyone ever again.

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