San Antonio police, in response to shooting reports, shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who stole a car and crashed into a police cruiser.
- San Antonio agents were responding to the shooting on Friday morning when a 13-year-old driver crashed into a car in one of the police vehicles.
- Officials said an agent, fearing the teenager would shake the car again, shot him and hit the boy in the stomach.
- The teenager was taken to hospital and was shot dead.
- Two other teenage boys, who were passengers in the stolen car, were arrested
- According to police protocol, the agent was placed on administrative leave while the shooting was being investigated
San Antonio agents shot and killed a 13-year-old boy while driving a stolen vehicle that he used to drive into a police car on Friday morning.
Agents said they arrived near the 5100 block of War Cloud Street at 1:00 a.m. as they approached a red vehicle described by callers about the nearby shooting.
Captain Jesse Salame said the 13-year-old driver, still unidentified, spotted one of the approaching police cars when he threw the stolen car upside down and struck police officers.
“When he sees another police car behind him, he seems to come in and (police) collide with that car in front of the driver,” Salam told NBC News.
Another patrol car was once shot by an officer and injured the teenager in the abdomen, who was traveling with two other boys and died after being taken to hospital.
San Antonio agents were responding to the shooting on Friday morning when a 13-year-old driver crashed into a car in one of the police vehicles.
Officials said one of the officers believed the teenager had to hit his car again against his co-workers when he decided to open fire, hitting the boy in the stomach.
Salam said it was not immediately clear whether the driver was armed or not, as officers feared for their safety after being hit by one of the cars.
“He thought the other officer would be beaten (again),” Salam told NBC about the police thinking he fired.
San Antonio Police added that the two minors who were accompanying the 13-year-old man had been handed over to the police.
The officer who fired the gun, who has not yet been identified, is being placed on administrative leave while investigating the shooting, according to police protocol.
Another 18-year-old man was shot dead in less than three hours.
The teenager was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital and two other boys in the car were arrested
San Antonio police said the suspects approached the victim at 10pm on Thursday and fired several shots, hitting more than three times, KSAT reported.
The teenager was taken to a nearby hospital and reported in serious condition. Police have not yet identified the victim.
No arrests were made and police did not say whether the two shootings, which were less than 5 miles apart, were related.
San Antonio police shoot and kill 13-year-old boy, steal a car and put him in a police cruiser
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