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A Second Person in Four Days is Allegedly Shot and Killed by a San Antonio, Texas, Police Officer

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In the second alleged fatal police shooting in San Antonio, Texas, within four days, 43-year-old Kirsten Kloppe was allegedly shot and killed by a police officer with the San Antonio Police Department on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Kloppe had a history of mental illness, according to William McManus, San Antonio Police Chief. Police officers went to her home on Saturday afternoon to do a welfare check. Initially, however, Kloppe contacted police, saying she was being stalked. When officers went to her home, they discovered that Kloppe was in her bedroom. The door was locked, but they made entry and found that she was holding a Glock pistol. Kloppe raised the gun to her head, according to McManus, after which there was a struggle with her and police officers. McManus said during the altercation, Kloppe’s handgun was beginning to work up toward an officer’s head, at which time she was allegedly shot in the abdomen. The officer who allegedly pulled the trigger has not been identified, other than to say that she has been with the police force for six years.

The officer who allegedly shot Kloppe is now on administrative leave while an investigation into the incident is conducted by the Texas Rangers.

The other alleged fatal police shooting in San Antonio in the past week was on Thursday, January 25, on Northwest Loop 410. An unidentified suspect in an alleged BMX bike theft allegedly cut a police officer on the hand and was then allegedly fatally shot by another officer at the scene.

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