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Man with gun shot at downtown hotel by park police officers, say investigators

A man was shot and killed by police at a San Antonio hotel on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

A man who was shot and killed by two police officers at a downtown hotel early Tuesday morning was apparently trying to break into rooms, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

According to the chief, the suspect was confronted by hotel employees in the lobby of the Embassy Suites on East Houston shortly after 5 a.m.

They say the suspect ran from them, going up the stairs to the 2nd floor, where he caught an elevator to the 5th floor.

On the 5th floor, police say the suspect tried to break into a hotel room at gunpoint. He was unsuccessful and then took the elevator up to the 7th floor where he was confronted by park police officers.

After trying to break into another room, two officers opened fire on him. Chief McManus added the suspect had a gun on him. He is described as a San Antonio resident in his 40s. No other identifying information was released.

The two officers were not hurt. None of the guests were injured and officers were escorting guests to the lobby while the crime scene was investigated.



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