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Man shot dead after turning Taser on SAPD officer, chief says

It happened on the city's southwest side in a neighborhood near JBSA-Lackland.

SAN ANTONIO — A man is dead after an altercation with a San Antonio Police officer on the city's southwest side in which the man turned the officer's own Taser against him.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Five Palms Drive and Reefridge Place, in a neighborhood just south of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said an officer was patrolling the neighborhood because there had been recent car burglaries in the area.

The officer saw three men and attempted to make contact with them, but they ran. The officer caught up with one of them, who began to get combative, and a fight ensued between the officer and the suspect, McManus said.

The officer attempted to use a Taser on the suspect, but it did not work, McManus said, and the suspect then used the Taser on the officer instead.

At that time, the officer fired on the man, striking and killing him.

There was no word yet on the suspect's identity. An investigation was underway at the scene.

This is a breaking news story. Watch for updates at KENS5.com.

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