Brothers Save Officer As Suspect Kicks Him In The Head, Tries To Steal His Gun
San Antonio, TX – Two Good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a San Antonio police officer who was being pummeled by a violent suspect on Saturday night.
The attack occurred during a traffic stop at Babcock Road and Loop 410, WOAI reported.
“The suspect came running this way, I guess trying to hide into the apartment complex,” witness Jasmine Mondragon said, motioning across the roadway towards the apartment building.
The circumstances that led up to the altercation have not been released, but the brawl between the officer and the suspect was already well underway when brothers William and Luis Mendez-Guzman heard the officer screaming for help.
The officer was “stretched out” on the pavement, barely hanging onto the suspect’s foot, Mondragon told the news outlet.
“The man was reaching and swinging for the officer’s gun,” Luis Mendez-Guzman told WOAI. “[The officer] seemed at a loss – that's when he started screaming for help.”
Luis and William immediately ran towards the fight and jumped in to subdue the combative suspect.
"They had to hold him down,” Mondragon explained. “The guy kept screaming that he had HIV, trying to bite them so maybe they'd let go, but they didn't.”
The brothers managed to restrain the suspect until backup officers arrived.
“At the time, we helped both men,” William told WOAI. “I think we reacted appropriately, because the officer was being kicked in the head, and once we stepped in the officer was getting ready to tase him, but we said we had him under control. We helped both of them."
Cell phone footage recorded by a family member showed the officer as he gathered the pieces of his broken bodycam after the fight and thanked the brothers for helping him.
The suspect’s identity has not been released, and it is unclear what charges he may be facing.