SAN ANTONIO -- For the second time in as many days, a suspect fleeing from police caused a deadly car accident.
Police said it started with a robbery at a home in the 5100 block of Sagamore, off Five Palms. An armed man got away with $20 and fired a shot at the victim, but no one was hurt. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said officers in two marked patrol cars began to chase the suspect down Old Pearsall Road, when he cut through a gas station and entered the northbound lanes of Loop 410, heading the wrong way.
Chief McManus said the officers ended the chase and the suspect collided with a motorcycle. A male driver died at the scene and a female passenger was flown by AirLife to a local hospital. The force of the crash sent the motorcycle flying into the back of another car, but the occupants were not hurt.
The suspect then took off on foot and tried to scale a fence by a school bus barn but an officer was able to capture him. He was still armed with a shotgun, police said.
The 36-year-old suspect is facing charges of aggravated robbery and several others for causing the accident, fleeing police and killing the motorcyclist, Chief McManus.
The officers were following protocol and the chase was "by the book," until the suspect went the wrong way on the highway Chief McManus said. The department has very strict policies on chases, he said.
A man fleeing police struck a family Volvo Wednesday, killing a three-year-old and a one-year-old. He is now charged with capital murder.