Carlos Delgado, 46

San Antonio, Texas
March 23, 2020

Agencies: San Antonio Police Department Texas

Cause of death: Shooting

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Carlos Delgado, 46 was shot and killed by a San Antonio police officer who said he was wielding a pickaxe in a threatening manner.

Family members called police when Delgado was trying to break into the home at 3:44 p.m. on March 23 in the 500 block of Glendale Avenue, a custodial death report submitted to the Texas Attorney General’s Office states.

Once inside, Delgado began destroying items throughout the house with the pickax, police said.

When the officer arrived, she encountered Delgado in the street. He began walking toward her with the pickax in a threatening manner, the report states.

Police noted that Delgado appeared to be intoxicated and had made suicidal statements.

He ignored several commands from the officer and began swinging the ax at her, police said.

She backed away, attempting to distance herself as Delgado kept approaching her, the report states.

The officer fired once at Delgado, missing him. Delgado paused briefly, then resumed his advance, investigators said.

She fired a second shot hitting Delgado in his chest. He fell to the ground and dropped the pickax, police said.

EMS arrived and pronounced Delgado dead at the scene.

The unidentified officer, who has been with the department for two years, was placed on administrative duty as police investigate the incident. She was not injured, police said.