Off-duty San Antonio police officer injured in road rage shooting


SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) — 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 and Wurzbach 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 says that’s when the 25-year-old driver pulled out a gun and shot the off-duty officer six times. According to media reports, the officer, who is an 11-year veteran, was mainly injured in the torso area. 

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.

A woman in the suspect’s car was also injured when a bullet grazed her head. Police did not say whose gun that bullet came from.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the officer was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. All three people are expected to survive.

The other driver is expected to face charges. 

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