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Video: San Antonio Officer Shot in Head, Critical

December 09, 2013  | 

VIDEO: San Antonio Officer Shot in Head, Critical

San Antonio police officer Robert Deckard, who was shot in the head Sunday during a high-speed car chase, was still in critical condition Monday morning at San Antonio Military Medical Center, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Deckard, 31, remains in the intensive care unit at the hospital. He is a seven-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department.

Officials say Deckard was shot through the forehead from a moving car containing Shawn Ruiz Puente, 32 and Jeneieve Ramos, 28, who are suspected of committing a recent string of 15 armed robberies. Deckard was filling in for another officer when he spotted the suspects' car and began chasing it Sunday at about 2 a.m., officials said. The pair led Deckard on a high-speed chase into Atascosa County, where the shots were fired, officials said.

Police said Puente and Ramos will be charged Monday with attempted capital murder and aggravated robbery. If Deckard dies, they will be charged with capital murder.

Tags: Vehicle Pursuits, Police Officer Wounded, San Antonio PD, Assaults on Officers


Comments (6)

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melissa Morales @ 12/9/2013 12:34 PM

Our cops need more protection I mean if god asks us to use the whole body of armor then so do our number 1 cops people don't realize that if we don't have cops this world would end up like murder seens and like war never seen before I ask god to heal of of him in jesus name andIin the holy spirit I ask that any evil things that try to hurt him leave and I ask god to put the blood of Jesus Christ all over him and around him

John LASD @ 12/9/2013 3:39 PM

The give us body vest, .... wonder how much more it would take to put the same kind of glass wind shields in that the anointed one has in his limo? Sure would help protect the street soldiers of society!

Leonard Mather @ 12/9/2013 4:19 PM

If Deckard received his head would during the high speed chase and the shot pierced his windshield, then entered his head, the solution is easier in that the vehicles could then be equipped with bullet proof windshields, or at least have LEO's portion behind the regular windshield equipped with an angled/braced deflector.

Marshal5M @ 12/9/2013 4:35 PM

Need: Secure the borders, ( Texas just did it- at 5 million a month) and get a mandatory death penalty for intent to kill of any LEO and a mandatory 30 years prison for any crime commited with a gun or knife... it is a small start but criminals now just laugh at doing 5 of a reduced 10yrs.
Obama has let down the CPB and all LEO's across the land, just as he did with his new Rules of Engagement for our military, leaving them at greater risk and his refusal to enforce the border.
Our prayers to Robert and his family.

Bob@Az. @ 12/9/2013 8:41 PM

Marshal5M, well put. Everytime our Sheriff Joe tries to enforce the law Holders crooked DOJ jumps his case. We need better protection for our LEOs and stronger penalties for the pos that crawl over our southern border. I dearly hobe Officer Deckard heals quickly and returns to the fight. Blues, Stay Safe.

AatWCSO @ 12/11/2013 6:21 PM

Time to break out the kevlar helmets. Its getting to the point that we are all going to be looking like Robocop. I used to get razed because I kept my Kevlar helmet strapped over the back of the passenger seat headrest, just in case. But after reading the FBI officers down stats and all the officers getting hit in the head in the last couple of years maybe Im not so crazy after all.

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