Man attempting to break into ex-girlfriend’s apartment killed in shootout with police

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

A man attempting to break into his ex-girlfriend’s North Side apartment was killed in an ensuring shootout with a San Antonio police officer early Sunday, according to officials.

The officer was responding to reports of a burglary in progress at about 12:45 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 5200 block of Texana Drive.

Chief William McManus said the officer approached the man who he thought was the suspect of the call. The man had his hands in his pockets as the officer confronted him, police said.

When the man was asked to remove his hands, he pulled out a handgun and started firing at the officer, McManus said.

The officer returned fire, hitting the suspect, the chief said. Police did not immediately know how many times the man was struck.

Investigators said the man had been arrested last month for making threats against his ex-girlfriend.

“She also had an emergency protective order against him which, apparently, did no good,” McManus said.

The woman was not injured and neither was the officer.

McManus said the officer was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation as per standard procedure.