Officer Miguel Moreno, the SAPD officer who was shot in the head Thursday afternoon during a shootout north of downtown San Antonio has died. He was 32.

Officer Moreno passed away this morning [Friday] from injuries he sustained when he and fellow officer, Julio Cavazos made contact with two suspects walking on the 200 block of West Evergreen Street.


Chief William McManus said in a press conference on Friday that Moreno was a nine-year veteran of the SAPD force. Officer Cavazos was shot in the torso during the shootout and McManus said he successfully completed surgery Thursday night but has more to go. Doctors said he is expected to survive. Chief McManus said the two officers were out “working and working hard” prior to the shooting.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this difficult time.

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