A pair of local law enforcement officers shot a man after he fired a gun at them during a warrant service Tuesday afternoon in Guadalupe County, the sheriff said.
The man’s condition was unknown Tuesday evening after a Schertz EMS ambulance crew rushed him to San Antonio Military Medical Center with injuries, Guadalupe County Sheriff Arnold Zwicke said. Neither the sheriff's deputy nor the Constable Pct. 4 deputy was hurt but both were placed on restricted duty following the incident, he said.
“My policy is to put them on administrative duty and then turn it over to the Texas Rangers,” Zwicke said.
The shooting stemmed from an earlier incident involving a pair of suspects that began Tuesday morning on Weil Road in the County, he said.
About 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office deputies got a call for a suspicious person in the 3000 block of Weil, according to a statement the sheriff released shortly before the shooting. The caller identified two people, one sitting on a motorcycle and another on foot, the statement read.
Guadalupe County Precinct 4 Constable Harvey Faulkner and officers from the Marion Police Department found the suspect on the motorcycle parked at the intersection of Weil and Koehler roads. The suspect ran away from authorities, the release read.
A search involving multiple law enforcement personnel, a police dog on the ground and a drone and helicopter in the air did not turn up the suspect.
Zwicke said law enforcement officers continued searching for the suspect. They found him at the residence and tried to serve a felony drug warrant, the sheriff said.
Shots rang out about 3:50 p.m. from a camper trailer on the property in the 2200 block of Weil, Zwicke said. The officers returned fire and the suspect fled from the rear of the trailer, he said.
After exiting the structure, the suspect fired again. The law enforcement officers again returned fire, this time striking the suspect three times, according to a written statement released Tuesday evening from the sheriff’s office.
“At this time the unidentified male is in custody and receiving medical attention,” the later release read. “No Guadalupe County Sheriff’s deputies were injured during the incident.”
Zwicke only identified the suspect as a 25-year-old male. He said no further details would be provided regarding the investigation.
Authorities didn’t find the suspect who the caller first reported as suspicious.
Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect the officers involved were a Guadalupe County Sheriff's deputy and a Guadalupe County Pct. 4 Constable deputy.