Deputies searching for suspect after call about assault involving gun

Search for suspect along Highway 181 in Southeast Bexar County (Photo: SBG San Antonio)

Deputies are searching for a suspect in Southeast Bexar County in connection with a reported assault involving a gun.

Officers were called to the an area along Highway 181 South near Laguna Road around 4 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said they received a call about an "assault in progress" and were told that shots had been fired.

Deputy Leonard Lopez of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office later said the suspect reportedly pointed a gun at a person, who then contacted authorities. Elmendorf Police spotted the suspect's vehicle, but the suspect ended up driving into a field and took off on foot. Deputies planned to check some buildings in the area to see if they could locate the suspect.

Deputy Lopez said they know who they are looking for since the person who reported the alleged assault is familiar with the suspect.

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