SAN ANTONIO -- Two San Antonio police officers shot and killed a man who was threatening a woman at a northeast-side motel early Friday morning, police said.
"There's not much alternative when you're trying to safeguard a woman that's being held against her will at gunpoint," said San Antonio police Chief William McManus.
The shooting occurred while officers were checking out a disturbance at the Days Inn in the 11200 block of I-35 North around 1:20 a.m.
Police said a woman in one of the rooms appeared to be in some sort of distress and indicated through a cracked door that she wanted the officers to come inside.
A man inside the room allegedly fired a single shot at the officers as they forced their way into the room. Both of the officers returned fire, hitting the suspect several times in the upper torso.
"The officers used the amout of force that they believed necessary to protect themselves and the woman that was in the room," McManus said.
The suspect died at the motel.
Neither the officers nor the woman were injured.
The officers, a 3-year veteran and a 4-month veteran, have been placed on administrative duty per department protocol.