Traffic deputy shoots driver with felony warrant after he tried to flee

    (Photo: SBG San Antonio)

    A Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputy shot a driver Wednesday evening with a felony warrant after he tried to flee the scene of an arrest.

    Authorities were called to the 1000 block of Rockport Road at about 4:45 p.m. for reports of a deputy-involved shooting. A traffic deputy stopped a vehicle with two people inside for speeding and found the driver had a felony and misdemeanor warrant. The deputy asked the driver to step out of the vehicle to place him under arrest. The driver tried to get away and told the officer, "don't shoot me." Deputies said he dove headfirst into the side of truck, when the deputy fired one shot to the victim's abdomen because he was worried he was reaching for a gun. The man is in good condition, deputies said.

    The deputy is a 25-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. He has been placed on 10-day administrative leave.

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