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Off-Duty San Antonio Officer Shot 6 Times in Road Rage Incident

May 30, 2018  | 

An off-duty San Antonio police officer is expected to survive after he was shot six times in a possible road rage incident late Tuesday night. He underwent surgery Wednesday morning.

The San Antonio Police Department says the incident began around 9:30 p.m. along Interstate 10 on the city's northwest side. SAPD Chief William McManus says it started as an altercation on the highway when a 25-year-old man thought an off-duty officer cut him off.

The two drivers pulled into the AllStars Gentlemen's SportsClub and got out of their vehicles. McManus told KXAN that's when the 25-year-old driver pulled out a gun and shot the off-duty officer six times.

Police say the off-duty officer was able to make his way back to his car where he grabbed his gun and returned fire, hitting the other driver twice and grazing a female passenger in the other car.

All three people are expected to survive.

The other driver is expected to face charges.

Comments (6)

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Federali @ 5/30/2018 3:31 PM

I really don't like to criticize others for whatever their choices are, but why in the hell did the officer have to go back to his car to retrieve his weapon!?! That being said, I'm glad he's okay and even happier he hit the POS.

Chuck @ 5/30/2018 4:41 PM

He should've killed the SOB. saved the taxpayers some money on conviction of that scum.

kevcopaz @ 5/31/2018 7:56 AM

The officer probably didnt want to bring out a weapon if it looked like a verbal F u match or fight, you know how he would have been crucified for that being a cop! I wasn't there but we all have had something similar to this and why did the officer even stop to confront the person, we all (or should) know these things never workout well. If the other guy continued to "chase" and assault the officer then it would all be on the bad guy. Glad all will end well in the end, b=but the officer is thinking at this pont, ""i should have....".

kojack58 @ 5/31/2018 8:08 AM

The suspect should not survive, he should be tried for attempted capital murder of an officer and hanged in the public square for all the gang members to see what happens to you if you kill an officer or attempt to kill an officer.

Jon Retired LEO @ 6/1/2018 1:36 PM

I don't like being an armchair quarterback either and I wasn't there but I do carry my sidearm on my person at all times period.

Tom Ret @ 6/2/2018 11:36 AM

Don't keep your weapon in your car unless it is a secondary long gun especially if you are a commissioned officer. Start thinking survival, not what the public thinks or doesn't think. Better to not stop to confront if that was an option. Use your phone to get the on duty guys to check this guy out. If they can't respond at least you tried not to settle it yourself which shows restraint. Then shoot the guy if warranted and confrontation was unavoidable.

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