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3 San Antonio police officers charged with murder after woman is shot in her apartment

Three San Antonio police officers have been charged with murder after a woman experiencing a “mental health crisis” was shot in her apartment, the city’s police chief said.

San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Alfred Flores and officers Eleazar Alejandro and Nathaniel Villalobos were suspended without pay and arrested on murder warrants in the shooting of Melissa Perez, 46, after she refused police orders to exit her apartment, Chief William McManus said Friday, according to The Associated Press.

After Perez threw a glass candlestick at the officers and swung a hammer at them, one officer opened fire and then all three officers started shooting, McManus said. Perez was shot at least two times.



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