David Saleh Rauf - Express-News
A San Antonio police officer was placed on administrative duty Thursday after he shot and critically wounded a man during an early morning foot chase, police said.
Police said Officer Humberto Gallegos, who has nearly three decades of experience, fired once at an 18-year-old man, striking him in the lower back. The man, who was not identified Thursday, was shot after he ran toward an alley, tripped and then allegedly pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the 55-year-old officer.
Last year, police shot eight people, killing five.
Evading Gallegos, the Explorer drove to the 300 block of North Chupaderas, where the suspect pulled over and started running.
“Fearing for his life,” Gallegos drew his service weapon and fired one shot toward the suspect about 8:15 a.m, according to a SAPD news release.