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Texas Lawyer – Police in San Antonio Shoot a Man Stabbing a Woman with a Pencil

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On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, police allegedly shot a man who was using a pencil to stab a woman. According to William McManus, San Antonio Police Chief, a man was on top of a woman in front of the Baptist Medical Center Downtown and he was stabbing her with a pencil. Two police officers with the mental health unit were inside the hospital and heard the woman screaming. When the officers intervened, the man stopped attacking the woman and turned to attack the officers. At that time, one of the officers allegedly shot the man, hitting him in the torso. The man was transported to SAMMC for treatment, and there has been no information provided about his condition. The woman suffered minor injuries.

Chief McManus said that the officer who allegedly shot the stabbing suspect has been a police officer for 9 years. He also said that the woman thanked the officer for saving her life.

If typical protocol is followed, the officer involved in the alleged shooting will be placed on administrative leave. In addition, there will be an investigation aided by the Texas Rangers.

Many people in the U.S. are intent on holding law enforcement officials accountable for their actions. Of particular concern is the use of excessive force.

Just this week 46-year-old Brandy Caldwell in Watauga, Texas, was supposedly walking down the street with a handgun and was fatally shot by police. More facts continue to emerge, including the family’s claim that they didn’t know of her ever having a weapon in her home. Family and friends say she had left her home angry over a child custody issue and had struck another vehicle with her car before being shot.

Lawsuits are often filed regarding such claims as police shootings robbing individuals of their constitutional rights. In this case in San Antonio, it remains to be seen whether new details will shed more light on the shooting incident.

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