By Michelle Mondo and Elaine Ayo - Express-News
A short time later, in an unrelated incident, two people suspected of fleeing a multi-vehicle hit-and-run traffic accident on the East Side were seriously injured when their vehicle crashed on the South Side while being pursued by San Antonio police.
While the burglary and chase began in Olmos Park, San Antonio Police were investigating the shooting because it occurred in the city limits.
When the officer arrived, the man fled in a tan, four-door car and the officer pursued him.
During the chase, the man caused one crash on Contour Drive but it was unknown if anyone was injured in that wreck, police said. The chase continued off Basse Road onto Beacon Avenue, where the driver of the car began shooting out of his window at the officer while speeding down the residential street, McManus said.
One bullet pierced the front windshield of the officer’s truck.
After firing the shots out of the window, the driver crashed his car into the curb where Beacon dead-ends at a turn onto Weizmann Street.
SAPD dispatch received a call for the shooting at 5:39 p.m.
The name or age of the deceased was not known, police said.
Candacy Baker, who lives on Beacon Avenue, heard the gunshots, which prompted her to look outside.
“I saw (the victim’s) car flying down the street,” she said. “It already looked all smashed up. Then I saw the cop car.”
Baker didn’t see the shooting but said she watched as paramedics tended to the officer.
“It looked like they were flushing out his eyes with something,” she said.
In the second, unrelated incident, a suspect in the five-vehicle hit-and-run accident on the East Side rammed his van into a tree, sending him and a female passenger to an area hospital, police said.
When police approached the van, the driver took off down South Presa driving around 30-45 mph on blown out tires.