SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio police officer fatally shot his friend's ex-boyfriend while trying to protect her early Friday morning.
The deceased was identified as 35-year-old Alfredo Aragon.
Police Chief William McManus said the officer's former roommate called and told him that Aragon, her ex-boyfriend, was threatening her life.
The officer then picked up the woman, who was later identified as 27-year-old Abigail Hernandez, in his unmarked police car and drove her to her apartment on Micron Drive around 3 a.m.
While pulling into the parking lot, the officer and Hernandez spotted Aragon's car and tried to make an exit. Police said Aragon followed and fired shots at the officer's vehicle at the exit gate.
According to a police statement, both vehicles left the apartment complex and stopped at least one other time. Aragon allegedly fired more shots at the officer and Hernandez.
Details were unclear, police said, but at some point Hernandez was shot once in the torso and once in the arm.
Both vehicles then drove to the Aragon's home in the 2300 block of Field Wood, where the officer confronted Aragon and fired several shots, hitting him and killing him, police said.
"But what did transpire back here is that the shooter, the person we believe to be the shooter, was shot once -- possibly more times -- by the officer who picked [the woman] up," McManus said.
Hernandez was alert and talking when she was transported to the hospital, police said. She is expected to undergo surgery this morning.
The 33-year-old officer was uninjured and has been put on administrative leave.