Officers Save Man from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound


A San Angelo man’s life was saved by fast-acting officers and emergency personnel on Sunday, when they treated the individual for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the upper torso.

According to San Angelo Police Sergeant Daniel Williams, officers responded to the parking lot of Paul Ann Baptist Church after midnight Sunday morning for the report of a suicidal subject, after concerned family members notified police that he may be in the area.

“As the initial officer arrived, he was pulling into the parking lot and heard the gunshot,” Sgt. Williams said. 

Officer Tumlinson was the first to arrive on scene, followed almost immediately after by two additional officers and Sgt. Williams. Neither Tumlinson nor the other officers knew where to find the man initially, until his visage appeared in the night.

“He was already out of the car and he walked to the officers and they took him into custody and started getting him first aid and medical treatment until an ambulance got here,” Sgt. Williams explained. The man sustained non life-threatening injuries as a result of the gunshot wound. 

The unidentified man was transported to Shannon Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries. He will survive, Sgt. Williams said. 

Rumors that the incident was related to a high-speed chase that began in another part of town have been debunked. 

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