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San Antonio Officer Shot Two Weeks Ago Dies

December 23, 2013  | 

Officer Robert Deckard (Photo: San Antonio PD)
Officer Robert Deckard (Photo: San Antonio PD)

Officer Robert Deckard of the San Antonio Police Department who was shot two weeks ago pursuing armed robbery suspects died Friday morning, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Deckard,  31, was a seven-year veteran of the force and a father of two.

He spent 13 days in the intensive care unit at San Antonio Military Medical Center with a bullet lodged in his brain before he was pronounced dead at 9:53 a.m. Friday.

The suspects accused of shooting Deckard — Shawn Ruiz Puente, 32, and Jenevieve Ramos, 28 — were charged Friday with capital murder, punishable only by life in prison without parole or execution. Their bail was set at $1 million each.

His organs will be donated, the statement said.

Before joining the police force in October 2006, Deckard worked as a jailer for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office from December 2004 to September 2006, state records show.


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