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Off-Duty San Antonio Cop Shot In Road-Rage While Driving Home With His Teen Son

San Antonio, TX – An off-duty San Antonio police officer was shot by a road-raging suspect while driving home with his son on Saturday night, according to investigators.

The incident occurred on the northwest side of the city in the main lanes of NW Loop 1604 at New Guilbeau Road at approximately 9:13 p.m. on Oct. 29, KENS reported.

Investigators said the 47-year-old off-duty officer was driving home with his 16-year-old son when a speeding vehicle began tailgating them, according to WOAI.

As the driver of the suspect vehicle pulled out and passed by them, someone inside opened fire on the officer’s truck, police said.

The officer was shot in the attack, but his son was not hit, KENS reported.

The suspect sped away as the officer’s son called police.

Officers arrived to the scene to find a truck parked with its flashers on, WOAI reported.

The 16-year-old boy told police his father had been shot.

The 18-year San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) veteran was rushed to a local hospital, where he has since been listed in stable condition, KENS reported.

Investigators said the officer did not return fire during the attack.

Police shut down the roadway in the wake of the shooting in order to conduct their investigation, KENS reported.

They said they located multiple shell casings on the highway.

Investigators have not been able to gather much information about the suspect vehicle, KENS reported.

They did say they believe the attack was an incident of road rage, according to WOAI.

No additional information was immediately released.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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