Bexar County deputy wounded; suspect killed in mobile home park

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by Kens5.com Staff

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Posted on February 22, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 1:29 AM

Deputy Shot on Old Cimmaron Trail

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CONVERSE, Texas -- San Antonio police shot and killed a man they say wounded a Bexar County deputy and stole his vehicle, launching a Friday afternoon manhunt through northeast neighborhoods.

It all began at around 2:30 p.m. Friday when a Bexar County deputy took note of a green vehicle that matched the description of a stolen car being sought by Hollywood Park and Hill Country Village police.

When the deputy attempted to pull the driver, 25-year-old Jose Elias Mata,  over at Gibbs-Sprawl Road and Old Cimmaron Trail, Mata reportedly sped off.

That chase came to an end when the suspect allegedly ran a red light and collided the SUV into another car at Schumann Road. That car was being driven by a woman who had just left work and was on the way to pick up her child from school.

The woman said she witnessed Mata as he opened fire on Deputy Manuel Herrera and then fled in the deputy's SUV.

About a mile and a half up the road, Mata reportedly ditched the Chevrolet Tahoe on Toepperwein Road.

Mata was then tracked down to a home in the Summit Ridge Mobile Home Park in the 7400 block of Kitty Hawk -- near Shawnee Bluff and Schumann Road -- in northeast Bexar County around 3 p.m.

Paul Berry with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said as Mata was running he engaged in gunfire with the San Antonio Police Department, and was shot down.

Authorities said they found a woman inside the deputy's stolen Tahoe. She was taken to Northeast Methodist Hospital in unknown condition.

Herrera suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and leg, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Four schools in the Judson Independent School District were placed on lockdown: Crestview Elementary School; Kitty Hawk Middle School; Judson High School; and Judson Early College Academy.


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