San Antonio, Texas
September 22, 2020
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 3 years ago
44-year-old Victor Sanchez was shot and killed on Tuesday September 22 by San Antonio police officers responding to Westway Apartments for reports of a burglary.
The mother of Sanchez’s son, Angelica Baron, was inside their home and said Sanchez interpreted the knocks and noise around the home as threats.
Baron said Sanchez fired one gunshot into the ground to scare away any possible intruder, and Sanchez told her and the kids to run outside.
Police said Sanchez was out on bond for allegedly assaulting Baron in a previous incident.
On Tuesday night, investigators said they tried to get Sanchez to drop the gun, but he pointed it at officers after threatening them with a rifle.
Six officers shot at Sanchez, striking him multiple times. Baron said he may have been suffering a mental health episode during the exchange with police and wished things had played out differently.