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Man killed in shootout with deputies identified

SBG San Antonio

We spoke with a young man who did not want to go on camera, he identified himself as the son of the woman shot and killed here yesterday, he said he is one of five children who are now left without their mother.

The Bexar county sheriff's office says it was called to Highway 1604 near Pleasanton for a woman shot twice in the neck and chest. Deputies say they moved her to a safe location as they searched for a shooter. That is when they say 33-year-old Cresencio Rodriguez came out of nearby woods with a gun. Sheriff Javier Salazar says after refusing to put down the weapon, Rodriguez was shot. Rodriguez and the woman both later died.

"When I got here I just saw them taking the bodies,” said Former coworker of victim Edith Nunez.

Edith Nunez works feet from where the shooting takes place. She says the woman killed also worked with them for some time.

"It is so sad because I have known her for 6 years and she was so nice, and I know her boyfriend, he was like a normal person, there were no problems, I don't know what is going on,” said Nunez.

In speaking with the woman's son, Rodriguez and his mom were on and off in a relationship, he said there was no physical abuse that he was aware of.

"I didn't believe it, it was something horrible, I mean I didn't expect that,” said Nunez.

The two deputies were involved in the shooting, one a 5-year veteran and the other an 8-year veteran with the department. Both have been placed on administrative leave.

Previous story below:

A suspect who was killed during an exchange of gunfire with deputies Sunday has been identified.

A deputy responded to a call for a shooting on the 500 block of South Loop 1604 Sunday morning. When deputies arrived, they found a 46-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound. The deputy moved the victim to a secure location where she died.

While deputies were searching for the suspect, he emerged from a wooded area. Deputies said he had a handgun and refused to drop it, despite being warned several times. Deputies then opened fire and fatally shot him. The Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as 33-year-old Cresencio Rodriguez.

Two deputies were placed on administrative leave. The investigation is ongoing.




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