SAN ANTONIO -- An SAPD officer said he was forced to open fire on a suspect inside a north-side hotel room late Monday evening.
According to police, the incident began when officers were investigating the report of someone allegedly smoking marijuana inside the second floor room in the 7600 block of Jones Maltsberger Road.
The SAPD officers said they knocked on the door and as soon as it was opened they said the 34-year-old suspect reached into his waistband for a gun.
According to SAPD, one officer pushed the suspect back and opened fire, shooting him in the torso. The suspect was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The officer who pulled the trigger sustained a minor hand injury. The 4-year-veteran of the force and the second officer will both be placed on administrative duty pending an investigation, police said. This is standard SAPD procedure.
Police said the suspect who allegedly reached for a gun in his waistband will likely face criminal charges as will the two other people inside the room during the incident.