Police were called to the 3000 block of Woodsage shortly after 12:00 a.m. for a shooting which allegedly involved a drug debt between gang members. Around 5:00 a.m., police received information that the 25-year-old suspect was at a home in the 200 block of McNarney. After knocking on the door of the home, the officers walked towards the back yard and spotted the man running out the back door of the home. Police said the man opened fire on Officer Gregory Severns, hitting him once in the back.
Although Officer Severns was wearing a body armor vest, the bullet missed the vest and struck him in the upper back. Severns was able to return fire but did not hit the suspect, who then took off on foot. Police captured the suspect a short time later in the 200 block of Doolittle and found a gun nearby.
Officer Severns, who is a 24-year veteran at the San Antonio Police Department, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect was arrested and will be charged with Attempted Capital Murder [I have no idea why this is capitalized. --ed.]. He spoke to News 4 WOAI's Kristina De Leon as officers placed him into a patrol car and apologized on camera.
I bet that makes any defense lawyer cringe.