Agencies: Boerne Police Department - Texas
Last updated: over 1 year ago
Hector Gonzalez, 26, was killed Friday evening during a confrontation with a Boerne police officer. Two officers responded to the 700 block of River Road around 7:30 p.m. for a report of a verbal disturbance and a subsequent report of a man with a gun, the Boerne Police Department said. Police said the first officer on the scene spotted the subjects, based on a clothing description, and approached. The officer instructed one of the men multiple times to turn around, police said. When the man did turn around, he "brandished a weapon in the direction of the officer," the department said in a statement. The officer instructed the man to drop the weapon, police said, but the man did not comply. Police said the officer then fired his gun, hitting the man multiple times.
August 2015 Police release cell phone video from prior to shooting
In November 2015 a Kendall County grand jury ruled that the fatal shooting was justified.