SAN ANTONIO – Authorities in San Antonio mentioned a person assaulted his spouse, fatally shot a neighbor and set his home on fireplace earlier than dying in a hail of gunfire with police.
Police Chief William McManus mentioned the person “severely” beat his spouse Tuesday afternoon, then opened fireplace on her as she ran away. The lady, who suffered extreme facial accidents within the assault, wasn’t struck by gunfire, however a neighbor was, the police chief mentioned.
McManus mentioned the shooter set fireplace to his house shortly earlier than officers arrived. Then, in accordance with the police chief, the person “took a susceptible place” by mendacity down on his porch and opened fireplace with a rifle. It wasn’t clear who he was firing at, however the SWAT crew returned fireplace. McManus mentioned the person was fatally shot, although authorities do not know whether or not he shot himself or was struck by the officers’ gunfire.
In the meantime, 25 mph (40 kph) winds induced the hearth at his house to unfold to a neighbor’s home, San Antonio Police Chief Charles Hood mentioned. Firefighters could not instantly combat the blaze as a result of the gunfire was ongoing.
“Till that suspect is down we’re not going to assault a fireplace,” Hood mentioned. “We do not need to turn out to be a sufferer.”
A vacant lot separated the suspect’s burning home and a close-by home that caught fireplace. Hood mentioned it is lucky that vacant lot was there as a result of “in any other case it in all probability would’ve burned this complete block down.”
No names have been launched. Authorities mentioned the spouse is recovering in a hospital from her accidents.