SAPD officer shoots suspect in ambulance bay at Baptist Medical Center

A suspect was shot by a San Antonio officer at Baptist Medical Center just north of downtown after police say a man was stabbing a woman with a pencil.

A suspect was shot by a San Antonio officer at Baptist Medical Center just north of downtown after police say a man was stabbing a woman with a pencil.

SAPD said two officers leaving the hospital heard a woman screaming for help. The officers saw a man stabbing a woman in the ambulance bay.

The officers said when they tried to save the woman, the man turned on the officers.

SAPD Chief William McManus said one officer fired one shot, striking the suspect in the torso.

The officer didn’t suffer any injuries. The woman suffered minor injuries ,while the suspect was being treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound.

The officer is a nine-year veteran of the force. The suspect is described as 25 years old, with no other information about the identities of the suspect or the victim released.

SAPD says that it doesn’t appear that the suspect or victim were patients at the hospital and that it’s likely that they were with someone else who was being checked out.

For more, here’s the live press conference with Chief McManus:

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