Friday, December 23, 2016

Bat-wielding man fatally shot during struggle with Texas security officer

San Antonio police invesigate a shooting incident Thursday December 22, 2016 on the 4,000 block of Northwest Loop 410 at the Fiesta Inn and Suites. Sergeant Ethan Humble said a man with a baseball bat hit a security guard in the motel's lobby and the guard used pepper spray in defense. After the pepper spray had little to no effect on the guard's assailant, the secuity guard fired one shot at the 32-year-old man killing him, Humble said. The security guard was wounded in the head and was transported by EMS to an area hospital Humble said. The incident took place shortly after 8:00 p.m. . Photo: John Davenport, San Antonio Express-News / ┬ęSan Antonio Express-News/John Davenport
San Antonio TX Dec 23 2016 A man was fatally shot while wielding a bat against a security officer Thursday night on the Northwest Side.
San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Ethan Humble said a 32-year-old man was arguing with a female clerk over a motel key that turned into a physical fight at about 8 p.m. at the Fiesta Inn and Suites, 4934 N.W. Loop 410.
“He started kicking out the front door that, as you see, is busted,’ Humble said. “She feared for her safety and pulled out a baseball bat to defend herself with and he came back at her.”
During their struggle, the man took the bat from the clerk, police said.
That’s when a security officer walked up to the lobby and pepper sprayed the man attempting to make him drop the bat, Humble said.
The pepper spray did not work, he said.
Instead, the man began striking the security guard, Humble said.
After several strikes, the security guard pulled out his gun and fired one shot, fatally wounding the man, investigators said.
EMS attempted to revive the man, but pronounced him dead moments later.
The security officer, who police said was in his mid-20s, was being treated in an ambulance for multiple lacerations. EMS had not yet determined what hospital he would be sent to for recovery.

It was noted that the man had possibly been in some type of relationship with the clerk, and that he had been staying at the inn.
San Antonio Express News

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