SAN ANTONIO - A late-night shooting scare got in the way of catching an armed robbery suspect on the city’s north side.

The incident happened in the 9400 block of San Pedro Avenue around midnight when police said a man shot an apartment owner in the leg while he was trying to rob him Wednesday night.

When the suspect tried to escape, a neighbor saw him running and fired off his own gun in the air.

Officers had to drop their lead on the robber to handle what they thought was an active shooting situation.

Police eventually caught the suspect at the Valero on San Pedro Avenue. His alleged victim is currently recovering at San Antonio Military Medical Center