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An Alleged Bicycle Thief is Allegedly Shot and Killed by a Peace Officer in San Antonio, Texas

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On Thursday night, January 25, 2018, after an alleged bicycle theft in San Antonio, Texas, one police officer was injured and a man in his 20s was allegedly shot and killed by a police officer with the city. The man killed was a suspect who allegedly fled from a Target store on a stolen bicycle. The San Antonio Police Department was called regarding a robbery in progress. At about 6:30 p.m., a man evaded security, took off on a stolen BMX bicycle, and was riding on the Northwest Loop 410 highway. Three police cruisers went in pursuit of the alleged bike thief, according to Police Chief William McManus. After a police car blocked the man on the bike, the young man pulled a knife and allegedly cut a police officer on the left hand. McManus said the knife the suspect pulled was large enough to kill a person. Then a second police officer opened fire and allegedly struck the suspect in the abdomen. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer went to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The alleged officer-involved shooting occurred following the alleged robbery at the Target near North Star Mall located at Rector Drive and Northwest Loop 410.

It’s standard procedure in Texas for officers involved in an alleged police shooting to be placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated. The Texas Rangers conduct investigations into all police shootings. Among the matters to be determined is whether officers who pull the trigger use excessive force.

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