SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio police officer fired shots at a suspect who drove a SUV over a curb, nearly pinning the officer between his patrol vehicle and the suspect vehicle.
A statement from San Antonio police says the suspect was taken to a hospital early Saturday with a bullet wound to the left arm. The injury was considered non life-threatening.
The shooting happened after officers responded to another shooting and found a woman shot in the leg.
Officer Jesse Izaguirre approached the suspect's vehicle with his emergency lights on and that's when the suspect allegedly drove over the curb.
The woman was also taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Izaguirre will be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
I really cannot picture these incidents. In this case the policeman said the bad guy was "nearly pinning the officer between his patrol vehicle and the suspect vehicle. "Wouldn't it already be too late to shoot? The officer "approached the suspect's vehicle with his emergency lights on and that's when the suspect allegedly drove over the curb."
Does that make sense to you? Why do so many pro-gun commenters defend the cops in cases like this? Are the gun rights of lawful civilian gun owners somehow tied up with the behaviour of the police with their guns? Or is this another case of the pro-gun guys focusing on the gun again. I keep telling them the gun is neither good nor bad, it's an inanimate object. It always depends upon the person using it, and in this case I have my doubts about Officer Jesse Izaguirre.
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