SAPD officer in 'grave, grave' condition after shooting north of downtown

On Thursday afternoon, a shooting at San Antonio College just north of downtown has left one SAPD officer in "grave grave" condition, another offcier in critical condition expected to recover, and a suspect dead.

According to the San Antonio Police Department, an officer-involved shooting near San Antonio College has left one officer in "grave, grave condition" and is "not expected to survive."

SAPD Chief William McManus provided an update saying that the officer shot in the head is in "grave grave condition," while the other officer, who was shot in the torso, is expected to survive but is in critical condition.

A makeshift memorial has sprouted up at police headquarters as those wishing to honor the injured officers show their support.

He also said that the suspect that fired on the officers is dead, while the other suspect is in custody.

The identities of the officers and the suspects have not yet been released.

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While addressing the media earlier in the day, Chief McManus said that the incident started during a "pedestrian contact." He said that as soon as the officers got out of their car, a suspect began firing at the two officers. Chief McManus said that one was hit in the head and the other was hit in the "upper torso."

An alert was sent to students at 3:42 p.m. saying that an armed person was on campus.

The alert read:

"EMERGENCY! Armed person on (PAC, SAC, SPC, NVC, NLC) campus. Go to nearest room and lock door. If off campus, stay away. Follow instructions from authorities."

The official SAC Twitter account says that that the school was placed on lockdown, but the lockdown has since been lifted.

San Antonio College has announced, on their website, that counseling services will be available to students and faculty on Friday.

SAPD has not released any information about injuries or any other additional details about the incident.

This is a breaking news story. For more details, stay tuned to KENS 5 and KENS5.com.

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