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Gunman fires more than 100 rounds at officers, kills roommate before killing himself, police say

Officers were called out to the 4800 block of Ray Bon Drive around 2 a.m.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police say a man fired dozens of rounds at officers and is believed to have killed himself and his roommate in an apartment complex on the northeast side Friday morning.

Officers were called out to the 4800 block of Ray Bon Drive around 2 a.m. after someone reported that a man had killed his roommate.

Police Chief William McManus said when officers responded to the scene, the man, believed to be in his 70s, fired as many as 100 rounds at officers and around the complex.

The officers took cover until the shots stopped. They found two bodies in the apartment complex, which police said were the shooter and his roommate.

Medical Examiner has identified the shooter as 62-year-old Robert Brian Avila.

The apartment complex was evacuated, and no other injuries were reported.

Police are still investigating.

See more of Chief McManus' remarks below:

This is a developing story and further details will be added as they are received. Check back to this article for updates.

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