Armed Suspect Assaults and Injures San Angelo Police Officer
SAN ANGELO,TX -- San Angelo Police officers arrested a wanted suspect at a residence on E. 22nd St. Thursday afternoon after the man began fighting with an officer in the front yard of the residence.
SAPD Public Information Officer Tracy Piatt-Fox at the scene said the officer was injured during the struggle. The suspect had a stolen weapon in his waistband.
The resident at home called police about an unwanted subject who reportedly had a weapon. When the suspect began resisting, the resident assisted the officer in the struggle. The suspect was reaching for the weapon. Other officers arrived and were able to subdue the suspect who was then placed in handcuffs.
Officer Piatt-Fox identified the suspect as 29-year-old Michael Sanchez-Lopez.
Sanches-Lopez is charged with assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest and resisting transportation because he continued to be uncooperative while in custody.
He might be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
Sanchez-Lopez was also charged with a parole violation out of Austin.