San Antonio security officer shoots knife-wielding man www.privateofficer.com
San Antonio TX July 23 2012 A security guard at the downtown Greyhound bus station shot a knife-wielding pedestrian three times Sunday when the pedestrian reportedly charged the guard following an argument with a motorist.
San Antonio police Lt. Kevin Luzius said around 5:45 p.m., the 51-year-old pedestrian was trying to cross St. Mary’s Street when he got into an argument with a motorist.
“Something happened, and the pedestrian was upset with the occupants in the vehicle,” he said.
The motorist got out of his vehicle, Luzius said, but then retreated after seeing that the pedestrian had a folded knife with a four-inch blade.
According to witnesses, the pedestrian then stabbed the man’s tire, causing it to go flat. By then, people inside the bus station had alerted security to the argument.
Two guards chased the man with a knife around a parking lot at St. Mary’s and Martin streets before shots were fired, Luzius said. The man was shot three times: in the abdomen, chest and finger, according to police.
“He ran, and then he stopped and charged the security officer with a knife,” Luzius said. “It’s early on in the investigation, but it looks like (the guard) acted in self-defense.”
The critically injured man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.