San Antonio Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teenager at West Side Home

click to enlarge SHUTTERSTOCK
An 18-year-old man was shot and killed by a San Antonio police officer early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to a West Side home around 1 a.m. on Wednesday for an assault on a person who had been "selling something" at the door. Police chief William McManus said people inside the house had cussed and yelled at the officer that was later involved in the shooting.

The officer said he noticed a gun in the waistband of one of the people at the home, and then "used deadly force," McManus said. The chief didn't clarify whether the victim, identified as Charles Roundtree, ever pulled the weapon out of his waistband or threatened to use it on the officer.

Roundtree died at the scene.

A second person was shot at the home and transported to a hospital for treatment. That person's condition is not known at this time.

In a Facebook live video, McManus told reporters that the officer is a five-year veteran of the department and has been placed on administrative leave for the duration of the investigation.
Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.
Scroll to read more San Antonio News articles
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join SA Current Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.