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Teen injured after exchanging gunfire with police near Lackland AFB

Police said the teen started shooting at them first, which resulted in shots being fired back. The teen was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

SAN ANTONIO — An 18-year-old is in the hospital after firing at officers Thursday night, officials said.

It started when San Antonio Police found out the suspect shot at his girlfriend's vehicle. Because they knew who his father was, they went to his house and waited for him. The suspect, who remains unidentified, fled when he arrived and noticed the officers. 

That’s when officers started following the teen. SAPD Chief William McManus said when the suspect made it to an overpass on SW Military Drive near Kelly Field, he got out of the car and began shooting at officers.

Five officers shot back at him, hitting him multiple times.

The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition as of Friday afternoon. 

No officers were hurt but they were placed on administrative leave, which is customary in this type of incident, officials said. 

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