Suspect shoots San Antonio officer during high-speed chase

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by KENS5.com staff

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Posted on December 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio police officer was shot in the head after a high-speed chase with robbery suspects early Sunday morning.

The seven-year-veteran responded to a call for a robbery in progress early Sunday morning off Mathis Road on the south side, according to police.

A high-speed chase began. At some point, the suspects in the robbery shot at him, and a bullet struck him in the head through the windshield of his patrol car, the source said.

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene before 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police reported that the officer with the head wound was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center to undergo surgery.

He remains in the intensive care unit.

The suspects continued fleeing south on I-37 into Atascosa County. They again exchanged gunfire with DPS troopers and Atascosa County Sheriff's deputies according to a BAMC source.

Officers from outside agencies were involved in a foot chase with one suspect in Wilson County, according to police.

Both suspects are now in custody. No details about their identities are available.

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