Officer shot during traffic stop, returns fire on three passengers

A seemingly routine traffic stop reportedly turned deadly for two occupants of a vehicle in Texas on Friday after gunfire erupted between them and a police officer.

According to Fox News, a San Antonio police officer returned fire after one of the vehicle’s occupants shot at him, striking the officer in the hand.

“Lucky to be alive”

Despite his injury, the officer reportedly managed to fatally shoot the driver and a male passenger as he backed away from the vehicle. The gunfire also injured a female passenger in the rear seat.

As KXAN reported, the traffic stop occurred in the city’s westside. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus indicated that bodycam footage revealed what appeared to be a “casual conversation” between the officer and the vehicle’s occupants prior to the eruption of gunfire.

Within the span of a few minutes, however, the driver reportedly retrieved a handgun and started shooting at the officer. After the shooting stopped, the injured female passenger was rushed to a local hospital.

McManus noted during a subsequent news conference that no audio was available from the encounter, but explained that “there were no excited movements” obvious when the traffic stop began.

“The officer is very lucky to be alive, getting shot at that close range,” the chief added.

Investigation underway

Even with a gunshot wound to his hand, the officer was apparently able to accurately return fire and reload his weapon during the exchange.

KSAT reported that the identities of the three occupants of the vehicle were not immediately released. The officer involved was only identified by his last name, Sauvage, and was described as a five-year veteran of the agency.

The officer was reportedly transported to an area hospital where he received treatment for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

He was subsequently placed on administrative leave while the department’s special shooting team and internal affairs division conduct an investigation into the details of the shooting.

Another police officer in the city is being lauded for his quick reaction when a gunman reportedly opened fire at the San Antonio International Airport on Thursday afternoon, potentially saving lives by returning fire and killing the suspect.

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16 Responses

  1. Good! I am so tired of the police being told to “stand down” and then have to take all the abuse thrown at them! These people deserved what they got!

  2. BRAVO TO THE 2 TEXAS POLICE OFFICERS FOR THEIR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSE !! UNDOUBTEDLY SAVED MANY LIVES AT SAN ANTONIO AIRPORT; THE THUGS THAT SHOT THE OTHER POLICEMAN GOT EXACTLY WHAT THEY ASKED FOR, IF U ARE DUMB ENOUGH AND SLEAS BALL ENOUGH TO SHOOT A POLICE OFFICER DOING HIS DUTY IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER, U ARE TOO DUMB AND LOW LIFE TO LIVE IN THE USA, U WOULD NOT LEAVE SO U GOT A FREE RIDE. WE OWE BOTH POLICE OFFICERS A SINCERE “THANK YOU” FOR THEIR HEROIC ACTIONS!! THANK YOU TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS FOR HIRING AND EMPLOYING THESE FINE OFFICERS !

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  4. hey all you notice no mention of the three people involved in this case. i would submit they are african americans however could be wrong. How did they get the gun what are the details. Where are their parents. When your report a story give the details of who how what where and why,

    1. You mean like Ashli Babbitt? I don’t believe they’ve given the name of the officer that killed her. Also he wasn’t even prosecuted. They’re covering up something. I guess because she’s white?

      1. If Babbitt were black the rotten dems and msm would be forced to ID the officer along with prosecution. This scum officer murdered an unarmed and no threat innocent person.

  5. I would warn people not to pull a gun on a police officer here in Texas. If the officer doesn’t get you a bystander will.

  6. Bravo, 2 less scumbags! Now the police should start shooting the antifa once they put an officer or someone in immediate serious harm.

  7. Way to go Texas police officer. Now go take the rest of the SOB’s like BLM AND ANTIFA OUT and say to hell with anybody that tells you to stand down!

  8. Agree with Driller 100%! If you disobey the Police you deserve what they give you! Especially BLM and Antifa and Maxine Waters!

  9. Don’t worry — the Demorats will blame everything on the Officer. Bet he would have had to die with no injuries to his attackers before the Demorats would smile

  10. Great job law enforcement… now if we could only get the ones on the west coast to do there jobs… American citizens pay taxes for law enforcement and they don’t seem to care in Portland or Seattle… what a shame…A medal to those that do there jobs… Blessed Trails…

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