SAN ANTONIO — There is new eyewitness video that shows the aftermath of a shooting involving a San Antonio Police Officer. Police say the officer shot and killed two men after he was shot in the hand.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the officer could have been killed.
"The officer is very lucky to be alive," he said.
Police said the officer pulled over a blue truck, and three people were inside. According to police, the driver started shooting at the officer with bullets striking his hand and his radio. The officer fired back, killing the driver and a passenger. Within minutes, other officers arrived and found a third passenger who was hit in the torso. She is going to be okay and was taken to a hospital.
In an update released Sunday, police identified the driver as Sammie Joe Barbosa and the front passenger as Alex Anthony Garcia, 25.
"Through the investigation it was determined that an occupant in the vehicle was told to give the handgun to Alex Anthony Garcia (front passenger) who then fired the gun at Officer Sauvage, striking him," SAPD said in an update Sunday. "This is all the information we are releasing at this time."
KENS 5 spoke to a witness who saw happened on the city's west side at Pinn Road and Westfield. The witness didn't want to appear on camera but called 911.
"Your guy just got shot," she said. "There is an active shooting right now. I was concerned for the policeman. He was alone."
The woman said her view on police has changed after witnessing what happened.
"I thought, 'these guys put their lives on the line for me and everybody else,'" she said.
Police couldn't said multiple shots were fired, but they aren't sure yet how many.
"Nobody won here," the witness said. "Nobody."