Texas officer shot in encounter dies
SAN ANTONIO — A police officer in San Antonio died Friday of wounds suffered when he and his partner were shot by a man they intended to question about a vehicle break-in, police said.
Officer Miguel Moreno, a nine-year veteran of the police force, was shot in the head during the encounter Thursday. The gunman fired on Moreno and his partner, officer Julio Cavazos, as they stepped out of their patrol car. Cavazos also was shot but returned fire and attempted to pull Moreno out of the line of fire.
Cavazos underwent surgery and is expected to recover, police Chief William McManus said during a news conference Friday. The gunman died in the shootout.
Police identified the suspected gunman Friday as Andrew Bice, 34. McManus said he might have come from Louisiana.