CONVERSE, Texas -- A man was shot and killed after allegedly shooting a Bexar County deputy and stealing his patrol vehicle on the far northeast side Friday afternoon.
Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said Hollywood Park Police were pursuing a stolen vehicle and Bexar County Deputy Manuel Herrera picked up the chase at IH 35 and Judson at about 2:30 p.m. Herrera pursued the vehicle, but it crashed into another car at Old Cimarron Trail and Gibbs Sprawl Road.
Sheriff Pamerleau says the suspect then shot Deputy Herrera twice and stole his Tahoe. Herrera was hit once in the arm and once in the leg, but he was expected to be released from San Antonio Military Medical Center Friday night.
After shooting Deputy Herrera, authorities say the suspect abandoned the SUV about a mile away, near Schumann Road, off Toepperwein Road, and ran on foot.
The suspect, who was described as a Hispanic male with a shaved head, fled into a wooded area. Sheriff Pamerleau says another deputy was pursuing the suspect, who opened fire at the deputy. The two exchanged gunfire but no one was hurt.
The suspect then ran into a mobile home park off Kitty Hawk Road, near Crestway. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says two officers with the Gang Unit spotted him running between houses.
"He turned on them and pointed a gun at the passenger when they got out. Both our officers opened fire, striking and killing him at the scene," Chief McManus said.
A woman who was in the suspect's vehicle was taken to Northeast Methodist Hospital. She was being questioned by authorities.
Chief McManus said the two officers involved in the shooting, a five-year and a six-year veteran, will be on administrative duty, per department protocol. Herrera is a 12 year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.