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Wilson County News
February 27, 2016, 4:04pm
8,520 views | 10 comments

(Story revised) A suspect was flown by AirLife to a San Antonio medical facility following a shootout with Wilson County Sheriff's Office deputies this morning south of San Antonio on U.S. 181 near Loop 1604.

According to Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr., the man stole a pickup truck from property on C.R. 150 around 9 a.m. Saturday. The truck's owner said the man drove away, but returned and fired a gun when he tried to approach him. The owner also said the suspect fired at the ground from the truck when approached by a neighbor.

The shooter left, and was pursued by deputies. The chase ended south of Loop 1604, after the suspect stopped, exited his vehicle, and began shooting at Wilson County Sheriff's Office deputies, who returned fire.

Traffic in the vicinity was diverted from U.S. 181 to C.R. 350 and then to Loop 1604, while the investigation continued.

For more, read the March 2 print issue of the Wilson County News.

Your Opinions and Comments

No Nonsense  
March 1 at 11:00pm
The deputies did their jobs.. Why even be on "administrative leave?" You can see the vide, they did nothing wrong. (They could have been a better shot).

San Antonio  
March 1 at 2:38am
You're not so much of an embarrassment new guy as you're a childish hater who's sole purpose is to instigate, regardless of who you hurt or offend. I surmise most of the bloggers on this site understand you're starving for... More ›

New Guy  
Wilson County  
February 29 at 8:34am
Jacob: Embarrassed for me? Why, this blogging is at its best. Nothing on this web site can be trusted as the truth or real.

Jacob Patterson  
Floresville, TX  
February 28 at 10:43pm
"New Guy" I'm embarrassed for you. That was a terrible comment, why would they need to go to the range, if they shot the guy? Just because he didn't die? Oh wait he did die.. it's all over the news. I guess your... More ›

Sam Carter  
Floresville, TX  
February 28 at 9:12pm
Unless you have walked a mile in the officers shoes and been in a gun fight you have no room to criticize. The suspect died from the GSW's.

Super Conservative  
San Antonio  
February 27 at 11:28pm
What I would like to know is why is this guy called a suspect?....I mean we saw the video of what happened.

New Guy  
Wilson County  
February 27 at 9:06pm
James, what does this got to do with growth, was he a local person?

New Guy  
Wilson County  
February 27 at 9:05pm
Deputies returned fire but did not kill him? Time for some firing range time maybe?

James Tabone  
Floresville, TX  
February 27 at 4:51pm
The population growth of Wilson County has brought the unintended consequences of large urban - San Antonio - problems into our community.

February 27 at 4:06pm
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