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SAPD officer shoots man who allegedly pointed gun at her, police say

The incident happened just before midnight Tuesday on the northwest side of town. The suspect's condition is unknown.

SAN ANTONIO — Police shot a man in the leg after he allegedly pointed a weapon at an officer overnight on the northwest side, officials with the San Antonio Police Department said—the second incident involving an SAPD officer firing at a suspect within 24 hours. 

The incident unfolded at an apartment complex on the 9800 block of Colonnade Boulevard, off I-10 near Wurzbach Road. Police arrived just before midnight for a reported disturbance between a man and a woman.

When officers arrived, police say, 33-year-old Roger Garza Jr. jumped from the window of a second-floor apartment. The situation escalated when Garza allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at an officer confronting him.

That's when the officer, Kristie Bush – who SAPD Chief William McManus said has been with the department for less than a year – shot Garza in the leg. He was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

“The female complainant was reportedly being beaten by the male and from witnesses reports, her face was all swollen and bruised when officers arrived," McManus said. 

Bush wasn't injured in the incident. She is on administrative duty as the investigation continues, per SAPD procedure. 


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