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San Antonio police officer shoots man outside Westside motel

A San Antonio police officer shot and killed a man outside a Westside motel late on Tuesday, January 24, according to police. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at the scene that the man allegedly pulled out a gun and fired at the police.

The shooting occurred shortly before 11 p.m. in the parking lot of Motel 6 on the 2100 block of SW Loop 410, near Marbach Road and Highway. 90. McManus said that the Crime Squad was patrolling the area near the motel. According to McManus, they stopped in the parking lot and noticed a man near the van.

Officers said they saw a man with drugs in his hands. McManus said the police stopped, contacted the man and tried to handcuff him. It was then, according to McManus, that the man allegedly pushed back, pulled a pistol from his belt and shot at the police at least twice.

According to McManus, the police returned fire and fatally wounded the man in the upper torso. The man who was shot was in his 40s or 50s and the identity of the man killed had not been released at the time of this story’s publication.

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