Suspect killed after SWAT standoff in San Antonio

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by Marvin Hurst & Kens5.com

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Posted on March 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 11:28 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Police have shot and killed a man following a four-hour standoff overnight on the city's south side.

San Antonio police Chief William McManus said the suspect was shot and killed as he rushed SWAT officers with a rifle around 6 a.m. He had been holed up in his home near Escalon Avenue and Drury Lane since 1:30 a.m.

The name of the deceased was not immediately available. However, McManus said he was in his mid-30s and had formerly worked in law enforcement.

The standoff started with an assault of woman believed to be the suspect's girlfriend.

McManus said the suspect and his girlfriend were going to meet with officers to explain the woman's injuries. However, the woman ran away after the suspect crashed a white SUV near his house.

She was taken to University Hospital.

The suspect ran to his nearby home and refused to cooperate with officers for more than four hours.

No gunshot were fired until just after 6 a.m. KENS 5's Marvin Hurst was reporting live from the scene when gunshots erupted.

Nearby Vestal Elementary School will conduct all classes as normal now that the standoff has ended, according to a spokesperson with the Harlandale Elementary School.

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