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UPDATE: Police identify suspect in officer-involved shooting

Police say Jose Casares was arrested about a month ago on a family violence charge. (Photo courtesy of Bexar County Central Magistrate)

UPDATE at 2:15 p.m.: San Antonio Police Department have identified the suspect in this morning's officer-involved shooting as 37-year-old Jose Casares.

UPDATE at 8:30 a.m.: San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said an officer shot and killed a man during a domestic violence incident at a home on the city's West Side on Monday morning.

McManus said officers were called to the home located near Plaza del Sol and Merida shortly after 7 a.m. amid reports the suspect was threatening to shoot a 15-year-old girl inside a house.

The first two officers who arrived at the scene apparently walked into the home, but backed out when they saw the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Jose Casares, had a gun and ignored calls to drop the weapon.

The officers took cover around the side of the house as Casares followed them out of the house. He was shot when a third officer arrived at the scene and saw Casares raise his weapon, according to the chief. Casares was pronounced dead after crews tried to take him to a hospital.

Three children inside the house, including the 15-year-old, a 12-year-old and a 10-year-old were not hurt. Their mother was also not hurt.

McManus said police were previously at the same house about a month ago when Casares was arrested on a family violence charge.

Neighbors also reported he caused problems in the area.

The officer who shot and killed Casares will be placed on administrative duty while the incident is investigated.

See previous story below...
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UPDATE at 7:45 a.m.: A police source confirms they are investigating an officer-involved shooting at Plaza del Sol and Merida. No other information has been released.

SAN ANTONIO - Large numbers of police officers filled a small West Side neighborhood on Monday morning.

It was unclear what prompted the disturbance at Plaza del Sol and Merida shortly after 7 a.m., but several police cars were in the area.

In addition, an ambulance was spotted leaving the scene with its lights and sirens on.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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