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Injured San Antonio officer with local ties recovering from gunshot wounds

By by Dianna Wray
Nov. 16, 2010 at 5:16 a.m.


A San Antonio police officer with ties to Port O'Connor is recovering after being shot during a gunfight last Thursday.

An automatic assault rifle was fired on an 11-member SWAT after they arrived to serve a "high risk" search warrant, authorities said.

Two officers were shot and two were grazed by the bullets.

One of the injured officers, Lt. Jorge Suarez, has Port O'Connor ties.

Suarez's wife, Adrian Stringo Suarez, is from Port O'Connor and still has relatives in the area.

Suarez was shot twice in the chest during the gunfire exchange.

Suarez underwent surgery Thursday night, but has since been removed from the ICU and is receiving visitors, San Antonio Police Department Public Information Officer Sandy Gutierrez said.

Police counted 14 bullet holes fired through the front door of the house located in a San Antonio neighborhood.

The suspect, 29-year-old William Carroll was charged with four counts of attempted capital murder.

Carroll, who surrendered after officers returned fire, is a former prison inmate and has had federal drug convictions, Gutierrez said.

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