Doctor gunned down in Stone Oak
Graeme Zielinski, Robert Crowe, Michelle Mondo and Melissa LudwigExpress-News
A call to a number listed under McCloskey's name was not answered.
Dr. Shailesh C. Kadakia, a gastrointestinal specialist who worked closely with Abbott for about five years, said he was told by some of Abbott's co-workers that she was shot while trying to intervene in a dispute between a husband and wife.
"I think she tried to find out what the problem was," Kadakia said. "She tried to intervene. This is so sad."
"She got scared and hid," Arsate said of her mother. "For a while, I didn't know what was going on. I was worried that he was still in" there.
Julie Abbott "lived her life for the Lord, her husband and others," Emmitt said from the couple's home. "And she gave her life the same way."
"Her greatest joy (was) her husband," Wessner said. "They met the first week at Texas Tech (University) and have been madly in love ever since."
"Her leadership was valued," said hospital spokeswoman Karen May. "She's going to be greatly missed."
Watson said she had had a heart attack and Abbott was there for her during her surgery.
"My son was so impressed with her, he changed doctors," she said.
Officer Blanquiz, meanwhile, will be placed on administrative duty, which is standard procedure in all officer-involved shootings, an SAPD news release stated. Police will conduct the investigation and forward their findings to McManus and the Bexar County district attorney's office.