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Texas officer shot, two accused face charges

A bullet from a scoped rifle came through officer's police cruiser window and hit computer, sending glass into his eyes

By Jason Buch
San Antonio Express-News

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Two men are facing attempted capital murder charges after police said they shot at a San Antonio police officer on the West Side Saturday morning.

A bullet from a scoped rifle came through the officer's police cruiser window and hit the computer, which exploded, sending glass into both his eyes, said Sgt. Javier Salazar, a department spokesman.

The officer was in stable condition Saturday afternoon.

Salazar said police have arrested two suspects, both in their mid-20s, and are looking into the possibility that more people were involved.

The officer sustained "critical eye injuries" police reported.

The shooting happened at Callaghan Road and U.S. 90, according to television reports.

Chief William McManus told media at the scene that the suspects were arrested after a chase.

They "fled about a quarter mile to a city park where they crashed through a gate and abandoned the truck," McManus said. "Inside the truck, we found an AR-15 assault rifle."

Copyright 2013 the San Antonio Express-News

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