An unruly Texas restaurant customer took a Taser from an off-duty cop who was working security at the establishment and then shot the officer with the Taser. But the cop still had a gun on him and shot the man in question.
What are the details?
The 29-year-old officer from Somerset was working a security job Saturday night at a Twin Peaks restaurant in San Antonio when a man and his friends were behaving in a belligerent manner and appeared to be intoxicated just before midnight, police told MySanAntonio.com.
Restaurant staff asked the man to leave, KHOU-TV reported, adding that when he refused, management asked the off-duty officer to remove the customer from the premises.
Police told MySanAntonio the man got angry while the off-duty cop was moving him to the parking lot; KHOU said the man began to resist the officer. Soon the man took the officer’s Taser before sprinting away, MySanAntonio said.
Following a short pursuit, the man pointed the Taser at the officer and shot the officer with it, the outlet said.
With that, the officer grabbed his own gun and shot the man in the chest, the outlet added.
What happened next?
Emergency medical services were called to the scene and took the 34-year-old man to a hospital where he was in critical condition, San Antonio police told the outlet, adding that the off-duty officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Officers continued to secure the area after the incident and located witnesses, MySanAntonio said.
The night criminal investigation department also was notified about the incident and began an investigation while the crime scene investigators processed the scene, the outlet added.
San Antonio police said the department’s Shooting Team will lead the investigation, MySanAntonio reported.
(H/T: The Police Tribune)
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