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BCSO: Man who shot at deputies arrested after standoff

November 28, 2018

A domestic violence call that led to a man shooting at deputies and a two-hour standoff at a Northeast Side home ended when the suspect surrendered Tuesday night, officials said.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the incident began when a woman called authorities saying that she was assaulted by a 58-year-old man at about 6:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Firestone Parkway.

“Deputies then started hearing gunshots coming from the house,” Salazar said. “We do believe that he was shooting at the deputies.”

The man may have been using a rifle to fire at the deputies before he locked himself inside the home, according to authorities.

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Salazar said the deputies moved the woman away from the house and evacuated the surrounding homes.

A county SWAT team surrounded the residence as negotiators tried to communicated with the man.

The man eventually surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody Tuesday night. No one else was inside the house.

“Nobody is hurt in this incident. I think that’s the most miraculous thing that came out of this,” Salazar said. “My understanding is that he was heavily armed.”

One dog was grazed by a bullet after it confronted a deputy outside the home, Salazar said. The dog is expected to be OK.

The man is expected to face family violence charges as well as charges associated with shooting at the deputies, the sheriff said. He was not identified by authorities Tuesday because he had not yet been booked into the Bexar County Central Magistrate’s Office.

Jacob Beltran is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | | Twitter: @JBfromSA

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