Police Officer Dead, Suffers Fatal Heart Attack While Responding to Shooting

SAN ANTONIO, TX – An Alamo Community College Police Officer is dead after suffering a heart attack while responding to reports of a shooting near Crockett Park late Tuesday evening.

Reports indicate the responding officer was driving near Dewey Place and McCullough Avenue on his way to the shooting when he suffered a heart attack just after 10 p.m. His patrol vehicle side swiped a parked vehicle before coming to a stop.

The officer was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead less than an hour later. 

As responding officers arrived at the initial scene of the shooting, they found 24-year-old Cameron Ellis with a single gunshot wound to his chest. Ellis had been at the apartment with friends when he said he was going over to Crockett Park, police said. About 15 minutes later he returned saying he had been shot.

Police said Ellis was uncooperative at first, but  later was unable to provide any suspect information due to the extent of his injuries. A single shell casing was found in the street at the scene where the shooting took place, but officers were unable to locate a possible suspect.

Ellis was transported to a local hospital and is currently in critical condition.


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