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SAPD: Suspect shot multiple times by officers after pointing 'replica rifle' at police

Police responded to a call from a friend of the suspect who told officers he had said he was going to kill his family and then himself.
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SAN ANTONIO — A suspect was shot multiple times by police in an incident near Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Friday night.

No officers were injured. 

According to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, at around 11 p.m. the department received a call from a concerned friend, who told officers the suspect said he was going to kill his family and then kill himself. 

Two officers went to a residence at 123 Hillsdale, where they found a man on his knees in an alleyway holding a rifle. Following investigation, SAPD says it was discovered that it wasn't an actual gun, but a "replica rifle."

McManus said the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Michael Aldape, pointed that fake rifle at the officers, who both opened fire, striking the suspect three times.

Aldape was transported to the hospital; as of Saturday evening, he is in stable condition. He has been charged with five counts of making a terroristic threat against a  peace officer, and is being held on $15,000 bond. Online court records indicate Aldape has been arrested previously, on charges of unlawfully carrying a firearm, evading arrest, burglary of a vehicle and drug possession. 

The police chief said what he knew of the situation was preliminary information and that he had yet to review the bodycam footage from officers.