Police identify knife-wielding suspect shot by SAPD officer Saturday

Suspect shot several times by SAPD officer in Alta Vista

SAN ANTONIO - The man shot early Saturday morning by an SAPD officer is now in the custody of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office after being released from the hospital, police said.
 
It's unclear when exactly the suspect was released from the hospital and processed into 
 
UPDATE 4/17: SAPD identified the suspect as 57-year-old Guadalupe Balderas. 
 
On Saturday April 15, the department said their officers responded to a call around 2:15 a.m. in the 400 block of West Magnolia Avenue for a disturbance involving a man with a knife. 
 
UPDATE 4/15: Crews at the scene told KENS 5 a man in his 30s that lives at the residence arrived home with Balderas. Authorities said when his mom got home he told her he didn't know who the man was.
 
At some point Balderas pulled out a combat knife.
 
Police said they aren't sure if the son or the mother called the police, but when they arrived officers asked the Balderas to put the weapon down.
 
When the suspect did not comply SAPD said one officer drew his taser while the other officer drew his gun.
 
Both officers fired their weapons of choice.
 
The suspect was shot several times in the upper torso area and was transported to University Hospital where he was in critical condition.
 
The officer that fired his weapon graduated from the academy in December and has been placed on administrative duty.
 
Police are still investigating the incident.
 
This is a developing story and KENS 5 will keep you updated as more information is released. Download the free KENS 5 app to receive news updates throughout your day.
 

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