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A man was hospitalized Thursday after a shootout with police officers and Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies on Interstate 10 in Boerne, according to officials. A deputy was shot in the arm during the confrontation.
Boerne spokesperson Chris Shadrock said police officers responded at 9:32 a.m. to the 35000 block of Interstate 10 westbound for reports of a man chasing another man while holding a shotgun.
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As officers arrived, the suspect drove past them and fled the scene. Boerne officers and Kendall County sheriff’s deputies chased the man onto Interstate 10 heading toward Comfort, before he stopped off the interstate.
The suspect exited his vehicle and fired a shotgun toward the officers, who returned fire and struck him multiple times, officials said.
The deputy shot in the arm was treated and released from the hospital. No Boerne officers were injured.
The suspect was flown to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment. Officials did not release the names of the suspect or the officers involved.
The case remains under investigation, Shadrock said.
All I-10 westbound mainlanes at Exit 529 in Kendall County re-opened Thursday afternoon.