Trucker kills man attempting to rob his trailer, police say

SAN ANTONIO -- A man attempting to rob a Wisconsin truck driver who was working a job in San Antonio Thursday night got more than he bargained for after the trucker pulled out his firearm and used it to protect himself, local authorities said.

According to the San Antonio Police Department, Joshua McCann was in town to pick up a motorcycle from a local shop and haul it back to Michigan for a customer. But, when he pulled into the shopping center, a man claiming to be a police officer stopped him and instructed him to get out of the truck.

After exiting, the driver asked to see a badge. The suspect allegedly told McCann that he was going to steal the truck and that's when the 22-year-old sprang into action.

McCann pulled out his pistol and shot the suspect approximately three times in the abdomen. Responding officers found the suspect sprawled out on the pavement when they arrived. He was taken to University Hospital were he was later pronounced dead.

By that time, McCann had placed his gun on the seat of his truck. Police spoke with him and later confirmed his story with employees from the cycle shop. Several witnesses and the truck driver were taken in to make statements.

The shooting happened in front of a health clinic around 9:40 p.m., at the intersection of Fredericksburg and Babcock roads.

Police said the suspect was in his mid-20s.


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