A San Antonio police officer responding to a call that a man was threatening to kill a 15-year-old girl fatally shot the suspect outside aÂ home Monday, police said.
The shooting, by a police officer with one year on the job,Â came less than three weeks after a city officer was fatally shot while investigating vehicle break-ins. And another San Antonio officer was killed in November while sitting in his patrol car writing a traffic ticket.
Monday’s shooting took place after two police officers arrived at theÂ scene just before 7 a.m. CT,Â found the front door open and entered the home, Police Chief William McManusÂ said. Seconds later, the officers heard gunshots and retreated as a third officer arrived.
McManus said the suspect walked outÂ brandishing a gun and rejected requests from the officers to drop it.
“He went to raise his gun” toward the officers, McManus said. “At that point the officer had to use deadly force.”
The other officers did not fire their weapons, McManus said. He saidÂ the suspect recently had been arrested at the home on a family violence charge.
The names of the suspect and the officer were not immediately released. McManus said the teen, two younger children and an adult female in the home were not injured.
TheÂ officer, who fired two shots, will be placed on administrative duty during the investigation, McManus said.
On June 29, Officers Miguel Moreno and Julio Cavazos were shot as they stepped out of their patrol car to interview two men about the vehicleÂ break-in. Moreno was shot in the head and died the next day; Cavazos was wounded. Suspect Andrew BiceÂ was found dead a short time later with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said.
In November, Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, was conducting a routine traffic stop outside police headquarters when a gunmanÂ walked up to Marconi’sÂ driver’s-side window,Â fired twice and then drove off, police said. The suspect…