Texas

San Antonio police officers shot in downtown incident

Two San Antonio police officers are in critical condition and a suspect is dead following a shootout in downtown San Antonio on Thursday, according to FOX 29.

The officers, who are both nine-year SAPD veterans, were on routine patrol when they stopped two people around 3:25 p.m., San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said.

Both officers were exiting their vehicle when they were immediately shot by one of the suspects, McManus said. One officer was hit in the head area and the other was shot in the upper torso.

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The officers returned fire and struck the suspect. The other suspect was taken into custody. The officers were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition.

The suspect who was shot was taken to a hospital and later died of his injuries, officials said. There was no immediate explanation for what prompted the suspect to start shooting.

Governor Greg Abbot, R-Texas, said the officers were in his prayers.