- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio’s police chief says a man fatally shot by officers was holding a cellphone, not a gun as officers feared.

Antronie Scott was fatally shot at a north San Antonio apartment complex by officers trying to serve two felony weapons and drug warrants for his arrest Thursday evening.

At a news conference Friday, Police Chief William McManus said Officer John Lee approached the 36-year-old suspect as he stepped from a car and told Scott to raise his hands. McManus says Scott spun quickly with something in his hand. Lee, fearing for his life, shot him in the upper torso. Scott died where he fell.

Lee, who’s a 10-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a department investigation.


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