SAN ANTONIO, TX–
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A San Antonio police officer has been fired from his job after he allegedly broke protocol and opened fire on a car with two teens inside.
The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a McDonald’s at 11700 Blanco Road.
Officials were called to the scene to investigate a disturbance when the officer noticed a vehicle he identified as having fled from a traffic stop a day prior.
Video shows the officer calling in the vehicle’s license plate while approaching the car.
The officer then opened the driver’s side door, revealing two teens eating inside.
The teens appear startled and that’s when the driver quickly put the car in reverse. At the same time, the officer can be heard telling the teen to step out of the car.
As the car continues to move backward, the officer opens fire into the car.
The teen driver briefly stops the car but then speeds off, out of the parking lot.
The vehicle was found a short time later with both teens inside.
The officer then performed CPR on the driver until paramedics arrived.
The officer who recently graduated from the police academy has been fired for violating the department’s tactics and procedures:
“Well, it started with the tactics he used to approach the vehicle,” Chief William McManus said. “That was number one. Number two, it was shooting at the vehicle both at the very beginning of the video and then later, the second volley.”
The teen was charged by proxy with evading detention in a vehicle and assault on an officer.
He is currently in the hospital in critical condition.