Feds, Texas police search for suspect who opened fire on officers

City and state law enforcement were assisting in a federal manhunt when the suspect allegedly opened fire

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN ANTONIO — A suspect wanted in a federal manhunt opened fire on law enforcement Tuesday. 

According to MySanAntonio.com, local and state law enforcement joined a federal manhunt for the suspect and attempted to take the man into custody in a restaurant parking lot. 

The suspect resisted and opened fire on police. One bullet went through a glass pane of the restaurant, but no one was injured. 

Officials said the suspect fled the scene and is still at large.

Police said one person is in custody, but they are searching for a second in the area. People inside North Star Mall told KENS the building was on lockdown as police searched for the suspect. 

A JCPenny employee told MySanAntonio.com that the mall was on lockdown due to a possible active shooter situation. 

The website reported that U.S. Postal Inspector Service agents, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and the San Antonio Police Department are involved in the manhunt. 

Authorities said the suspect is wanted in a weekend shooting of a mail carrier. The mail carrier was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg. 


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