Juanito Ovalle, 58

San Antonio, Texas
March 16, 2020

Agencies: San Antonio Police Department Texas

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: about 4 years ago


The San Antonio Police say an officer shot and killed a man wielding a machete on Monday night.

The deadly shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on the 1100 block of South Laredo Street, right near the on-ramp to I-35 at Alamo Street.

According to police, 58-year-old Juanito Ovalle was killed during a traffic stop when he wielded a machete againt the officer. According to police he and the officer struggled over the weapon.

SAPD Chief William McManus says that Sergeant David Bornhauser, a 19-year veteran of the force, fired one shot from his service weapon.

Ovalle was transported to a hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead.