San Antonio SWAT officer neutralizes a shooting threat back in January who was firing guns outside

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A SWAT officer was able to neutralize a shooting threat back in January, and police released the body cam footage Thursday evening.

The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) released a video capturing an officer-involved shooting that unfolded on Tuesday, Jan. 9 near the 6900 block of Timbercreek.

The incident began when SAPD dispatchers fielded numerous 911 calls reporting a man firing guns outside of an apartment complex.

Responding patrol officers swiftly arrived at the scene and moved to secure the area near the suspect's apartment's back sliding door. As officers attempted to establish a perimeter, one of them heard the suspect, identified as Jose Vasquez, 43, racking a gun.

Without warning, Vasquez unleashed a barrage of gunfire, forcing officers to seek cover behind nearby vehicles. Recognizing the severity of the situation, the SAPD Negotiations Unit and SWAT team were summoned to the scene.

SWAT Officer Jesse Noriega, positioned in an elevated spot within a SWAT armored vehicle, took decisive action after witnessing Vasquez point his firearm directly at officers from the back patio area, shielded by a privacy fence. Noriega discharged his weapon, striking Vasquez and neutralizing the immediate threat.

Following the confrontation, Vasquez was transported to a local hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. Thankfully, no other individuals were harmed during the exchange of gunfire.

Vasquez faces charges including Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant and two counts of Deadly Conduct - Firearm.

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