SANANTONIO-- Police Chief William McManus stood in front of media members for the second time in less than 24 hours on Monday night to explain yet another officer-involved shooting.
This time, he recounted details of a teen left wounded by his officers.
McManus said they received a call from a 17-year-old who was threatening to shoot his neighbor in the area of Delmar Street and Aransas Avenue.
Members of the San Antonio police gang unit arrived in the east-side neighborhood around 10 p.m. to find the teen wearing a gun holster and waving a gun in his hand.
McManus said his officers eventually opened fire when the young man wouldn't comply. It's not clear if the boy was shot at that time.
The teen then ran into an alley, McManus said, where he was confronted by two more patrol officers. And once again, the teen was allegedly waving the gun around.
McManus said his officers opened fire after hearing what they thought sounded like gunfire.
The 17-year-old boy was shot multiple times and was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in stable condition.
According to McManus, preliminary reports show the teen was setting off fireworks.
At least four officers have been placed on administrative duty until the investigation is complete.
Earlier in the day, a 31-year-old Jimmy Garza was shot and killed by SAPDofficers following a four-hour standoff on the city's south side.