Man charged in attack on two officers at San Antonio medical center

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by Jenny Suniga / KENS 5

khou.com

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 2:19 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- The man accused of shooting a police officer and punching a second officer unconscious Sunday afternoon was officially charged overnight.

He is facing a number of charges, including aggravated assault and attempted capital murder.

Darryn Burgess, 40, was moved from University Hospital to the Bexar County Jail early Monday morning.

San Antonio police said he attacked the officers as they tried to escort him out of Christus Santa Rosa Emergency Center on Northwest Military Highway on Sunday.

He was reportedly acting erratically and would not leave the hospital.

The officers used all means possible to try to stop him, including using tasers, but he pulled the probes out, police said.

Investigators said he punched a female police officer in the face, knocking her unconscious.

He then fought with another police officer, and during that struggle, he grabbed the officer's gun and shot him in the leg, police said.

The female officer came to and shot the suspect in the abdomen.

"She's being credited with not only saving her life but others in the hospital as well," SAPD spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar said.

Burgess and the officer shot were taken to University Hospital. The officer is in stable condition.

Both officers have been put on administrative duty while the incident remains under investigation.

 

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