Police Stop Car Shooter After High Speed Chase
Police in San Antonio responding to a call of a motorist shooting from their vehicle resulted in a high-speed chase and a rollover crash over the weekend.
NBC affiliate News4SA in San Antonio, reports that the incident happened on Sunday, August 16th, when the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office received a call of shots being fired from a vehicle. No injuries or hits were reported.
Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies spotted the described vehicle on the far east side of San Antonio. After deputies clocked the suspect vehicle going 90 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone, deputies attempted to pull the driver over. Rather than comply, the suspect led police on a chase.
According to Sgt.Gonzalez, with the BCSO, eventually spike strips were deployed near the intersection of Northeast loop 410 and East Houston Street to stop the driver.
“We acted and tried to bring that vehicle to a stop as soon as possible and safely as possible,” BCSO Sgt. Gonzalez told NBC reporters.
The deployment of the stop strips caused the suspect driver to lose control of the vehicle. The suspect resisted arrest by police. Officials believe that he may have been under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident. So far, police have not released his identity.
A passenger inside the car at the time of the incident was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities have not released any further information on the identity or current condition of the passenger.
The incident is currently under investigation.