2 Texas Officers Shot Responding to Domestic Call

Two San Antonio, Texas, police officers are now reported to be in stable condition after being shot Thursday when they responded to the report of a domestic disturbance.

Two San Antonio, Texas, police officers were shot Thursday evening when they responded to a domestic disturbance.Two San Antonio, Texas, police officers were shot Thursday evening when they responded to a domestic disturbance.San Antonio Police Department social media post

Two San Antonio, Texas, police officers are now reported to be in stable condition after being shot Thursday when they responded to the report of a domestic disturbance. Including these two officers, the San Antonio Police Department reports seven officers have been shot in the line of duty in the last two months.

Chief William P. McManus provided details of the shooting during a media briefing Thursday night and said the two officers were responding to a family disturbance call and arrived at about the same time.

“These types of calls are very, very volatile, very dangerous, because of the emotion involved in many, many cases,” the chief said. “And this was one of those cases where the officers were very luck they were not killed.

The chief said a man had come to the home to retrieve his children and at some point, became involved in an altercation with a female and started dousing the house with gasoline and threatened to set it on fire.

Upon arrival, one officer was standing in the middle of the cul-de-sac and communicating with dispatch when he was shot three times. That officer went down in the cul-de-sac, the chief said. The other officer was also shot, once.

After wounding the two officers, the suspect went inside, headed to the second floor, and began firing out of a window with a long gun.  

The second officer retrieved his rifle from his vehicle and returned fire while taking cover behind a vehicle next door. While returning fire at the suspect, the officer was able to move and create more distance.

Other officers arrived, responding into what the chief called “a very hot zone.”

“They were able to extract the officer who was down in the cul-de-sac, and they were able to extract the other officer, who was pinned down under another vehicle,” McManus said. “By the time they got them out, the suspect came out and gave himself up and was taken into custody.”

Jesus Prado, 40, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer and one count of deadly conduct, reported KSAT. His bonds total $3 million, according to Bexar County Jail records.

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