Active-duty airman kills himself in front of police in Target parking lot


SAN ANTONIO — An active duty airman who prompted a lockdown at Port San Antonio Friday committed suicide in the parking lot of nearby a Target store, officials said.

The man, who is in his late 30s but has not been identified, shot himself in a car in the parking lot behind the Target near Highway 151 and Culebra as authorities attempted to convince him to drop his gun.

Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman for Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, said the man did not show up to work this morning and that prompted his supervisor to call 911 around 11:30 a.m.

Deputies went to his home in the 1400 block of Praire Grass, where they found several suicide notes, Hughes said. Investigators were able to track the man to the Target parking lot, where they found him in a blue sedan with a gun.

As deputies tried to convince the man to get out, he put the gun to his neck and fired, Hughes said, adding that the man had some items in the car he wanted given to family members. She declined to provide details on the items.

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