Two SAPD Officers Injured In Dangerous Domestic Incident; Suspect Surrenders!

Authorities say that two San Antonio police officers were shot and taken to the hospital after reacting to a call about a domestic disturbance where the suspect had threatened to burn down a house.

When two police officers arrived at the scene near Loop 1604 and Nacogdoches, one of them “was shot multiple times” by the unknown attacker, who was firing a long gun from the second floor of the house, according to SAPD Chief William McManus.

The second cop was hit once, but he was able to get back to his car, hide behind it, pull out his gun, and fire back.

When other police came, they were able to save both officers, one of whom had been with SAPD for two years and the other for seven. The suspect then turned himself in, McManus said.

A 40-year-old man named Jesus Prado has been arrested on two counts of attempted capital m*rder, according to police. Besides that, he was charged with homicide. The suspect is being held on a $3 million bond.

McManus called the injuries to the unnamed cops “serious.” Officers in a dress from the SAPD have been involved in 21 shootings this year.

“The officers were very, very lucky they weren’t killed,” the chief added. “Officers don’t know what they’re going to encounter when they’re out there, and officers’ actions are predicated on the actions of the person that they’re dealing (with).”

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Before police arrived, McManus said, the suspect arrived at the residence “to retrieve his children.” An altercation ensued, and the suspect “started to douse the house with gasoline, threatening to set it on fire.”

Around 7:45 p.m., Chopper 5 could see about 20 SAPD units in the sky. KENS reported hearing at least 50 gunshots from the 6200 block of Alta Puerta, which is where police finally arrived.

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