San Antonio, TX – A man who was taking a license plate off of a car was shot dead when police arrived and the man took a police officer’s Taser and used it on the officer.
A witness called police at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday and reported that a man was stranded on the side of the road and was taking a license plate off a stalled Cadillac, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Police later discovered the Cadillac was stolen and its inside had been trashed, according to KSAT.
Police approached the man and talked to him before deciding they wanted to handcuff him for their own safety, according to KENS.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the man resisted.
One officer then deployed his Taser but it was ineffective, according to Chief McManus.
The suspect took the Taser away from the officer and used it on him.
Another police officer then shot the suspect multiple times and the man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to KSAT.
Police said when he was shot, the suspect was reaching for his pocket which contained a knife.
Detectives that showed up on the scene recognized the suspect as a serial burglar, according to Chief McManus.
The tasered officer was OK, according to Chief McManus.
Police didn’t release the name of the suspect or the police officers involved.
KENS reported that the officer who had the Taser used on him had been with the police department for 14 years.
Both officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative duty during the course of the investigation, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
The Bexar County District Attorney is reviewing the case, according to KENS.