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BCSO: Deputy shoots driver after being threatened with pellet gun

The 19-year-old suspect led deputies on a chase on the southwest side when they tried to stop him for speeding around midnight, according to Sheriff Javier Salazar.

SAN ANTONIO — Deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office shot a 19-year-old man, injuring him, after he allegedly threatened law enforcement following a high-speed chase on the southwest side overnight. 

According to BCSO Sheriff Javier Salazar, the suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun and threatened the deputies who were trying to get him to pull over.

They finally got the driver to stop around midnight in the 6500 block of Westfield.

Sheriff Salazar said it turns out the weapon was fake and appeared to be a "very realistic pellet or BB gun."

"This young man here, I'm not quite certain what game he was intending to play," Salazar said from the scene. "Again, we haven't determined if the vehicle was stolen, but for certain pulling a realistic-looking weapon at deputies, that's a dangerous game to be playing."

Salazar also said one of the deputies fired several shots and the suspect was shot at least once in the arm. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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