A suspect is in the hospital wounded after a deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office fired his gun at him during a traffic stop.
A BCSO spokesperson said the incident occurred after deputies pulled over the suspect who was speeding down Rockport Rd. near 281, on the south side of Bexar County.
During the stop, deputies learned that the suspect had at least one felony warrant and asked the driver to get out of his vehicle.
BSCO says at that time, the suspect became fidgety and dove back into his car. One deputy believed the suspect was reaching for a gun, so he fired at him, striking the suspect in the abdomen.
The suspect was taken to SAMMC to be treated for the wound. Investigators remain at the scene and have yet to determine what charges the suspect may face. The BSCO spokesperson was unsure if investigators had recovered a weapon from the vehicle.
The deputy who wounded the suspect has been with the department for 25 years. He has been placed on administrative leave.