San Antonio Officer Shot Two Weeks Ago Dies

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

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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