Police Officer David Evans succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on January 3rd, 2003, at 3:30 am at NE Loop 410 and Perrin Beitel in San Antonio.
He and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance call between a couple. They were able to defuse the situation and told the male to leave. The female told the officers that the man had a gun in the trunk of his vehicle. The man then turned around and sucker-punched the other officer, breaking his jaw, and disarmed him. He fired several times at Officer Evans, striking him in the chest, stomach, and arm before disarming him as well. The man then fired multiple times at the first officer and shot him in the back. Despite being critically wounded, Officer Evans was able to drag himself outside the restaurant to alert the other officers.
The man then walked outside and shot at both officers, striking them both in the neck. One of the officers, despite wounds to his chest and neck, managed to shoot and kill the subject.
Officer Evans and the officer who shot and killed the man were in critical condition after surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center. Another officer was taken to Univerity Hospital in critical condition with a wound to his face. The fourth officer suffered a bullet graze wound to the back.
The subject who shot them was a convicted felon who had served only seven years of a 12-year sentence for attempted murder.
Officer Evans had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 30 years and then served seven years with the North East Independent School District Police Department after the shooting. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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