Officer Miguel Moreno, 32, died Friday morning from injuries he sustained when he and 36-year-old Officer Julio Cavazos contacted two suspects walking on the 200 block of West Evergreen Street.
Chief William McManus said in a press conference on Friday that Moreno was a nine-year veteran of the SAPD force.
Officer Cavazos was shot in the torso during the shootout and McManus said he successfully completed surgery Thursday night but has more to go. Doctors said he is expected to survive.
After Moreno was hit, McManus said Officer Cavazos was able to pull Moreno out of the line of fire. Cavazos was able to shoot one of the suspects who opened fire. That suspect later died.