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Officer shoots and kills burglary suspect

A man suspected in a string of daytime burglaries was shot and killed by a San Antonio police detective Monday evening during an arrest attempt.  Police Chief William McManus said the suspect was trying to flee in a car and was shot because he was attempting to put the car in gear while revving the engine, putting in danger a sergeant who was standing in front of the vehicle.

The department’s second officer-involved fatal shooting in less than a week occurred around 8:30 p.m. in a restaurant parking lot in the 1100 block of Austin Highway when the suspect left the neighboring Knights Inn motel.

The man, in his early 20s, died at the scene. His name was not immediately released.

The detective was identified in a department news release as Gary Mucho, a 12-year-veteran.

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