Capital murder suspect fires at SAPD officers in shootout

According to the San Antonio Police Department, a capital murder suspect who had several other felony warrants fired at officers when they tried to arrest him Saturday.

SAPD Chief William McManus addressed the media and said that three officers approached the suspect in the 9600 block of I-35 North. Just as the suspect appeared to give himself up, he pulled out again and began shooting at officers, firing three shots, McManus said.

Three officials fired back, including an SAPD officer, Bexar County Sheriff's deputy, and a member of the U.S. Marshal's Service, McManus noted.

The suspect was transferred to SAMMC in critical condition. The suspect, Rudy Smith, 37, had a child with him. The child was reportedly not injured in the incident.

The suspect's warrants included capital murder, felony possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, and felony possession of narcotics.

The SAPD officer that fired back at the suspect has been placed on administrative duty as the incident is being investigated. Chief McManus said that the officer is a more than 20-year veteran of SAPD.

(© 2016 KENS)


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