San Antonio, TX – A Balcones Heights police officer was shot while responding to a call on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. at the SOL Apartments located at 6945 IH-10 West, on the southeast side of the Interstate 10 and Loop 410 interchange, KENS reported.
The Balcones Heights Police Department (BHPD) confirmed an officer has been shot, but did not specify what occurred prior to the shooting.
The officer was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) released photos of a suspect and a pickup truck believed to be involved in the shooting.
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is assisting Balcones Heights Police Department and DPS with an officer involved shooting in the 6000 block of IH-10 W.
This vehicle and this individual are believed to have been involved in this shooting (1/2) pic.twitter.com/WFhEUfSHyk
— Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (@BexarCoSheriff) February 3, 2021
There is “an active scene involving Balcones Heights PD,” the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) told KSAT. “We can confirm that this is a multiple agency effort.”
Nearby Dellview Elementary was placed on lockdown status in the wake of the shooting, although most of the staff and students were already gone at the time of the incident because it was an early dismissal day, KENS reported.
Balcones Heights officials confirm an officer has been shot and was taken to the hospital. No word on condition. https://t.co/MCCk7egp6Q
— Mariah Medina (@MMedinanews) February 3, 2021
Here’s what we know so far:
– At least one Balcones Heights officer has been shot on the Northwest side
-Heavy police presence at the Sol Apartment complex
-Nearby Dellview Elementary School is in lockout
-standing by for a press conference@News4SA
— Simone De Alba (@Simone_DeAlba) February 3, 2021
BREAKING: A police officer in the San Antonio area has been shot.
— Matthew Seedorff (@MattSeedorff) February 3, 2021
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