San Antonio Officer Shot; 2 Arrested 12/9/13
Decemeber 9, 2013
SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio police officer has been shot in the head
and critically wounded during a car chase involving what authorities say were
armed robbery suspects.
The officer, a seven-year veteran of the department, is in intensive care at
San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Two men were taken into custody after daybreak Sunday in a rural area south
of the city in neighboring Wilson County as police using tracking dogs and
helicopters joined the hunt.
The case began with a store robbery. Authorities say about two hours later,
a car believed involved in the holdup was spotted in south San Antonio. The
people in the vehicle took off and officers gave chase down Interstate 37.
Eventually, gunfire was exchanged.
The officer was shot at some point with a bullet that went through his car's
windshield and he crashed.