SEGUIN, Texas – Guadalupe County SWAT officers shot and killed a man after he refused to comply during a traffic stop and then pulled a gun on them early Thursday morning, the Seguin Police Department said.
The shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. near North State Highway 123 Bypass and Mockingbird Lane in Seguin.
Police said officers tried to pull over a white Suzuki SX4 with three people inside when the driver of the vehicle, Alejandro Saucedo, 42, instead tried to flee from officers before finally stopping in the area of South Milam and Live Oak.
Two of the passengers from inside the vehicle followed the officers’ commands, but Saucedo refused to comply, police said.
One neighbor could hear Guadalupe County SWAT make several attempts using a bullhorn to try and talk Saucedo into surrendering.
“I heard him over the bullhorn, asking him, you know, to put his hands on the steering wheel. And it doesn’t have to in this way,” neighbor Matt Davis said.
The passengers told police Saucedo had a weapon, and negotiators attempted to talk to him around 3 a.m., but the conversations were ultimately unsuccessful.
Seguin police said SWAT teams made several efforts to get Saucedo out of the car.
“SWAT was called out, where they deployed a gas agent to help draw him out of the vehicle. Still did not work,” said Sarah Wallace, Seguin police spokesperson.
At some point around 4:45 a.m., Saucedo pointed a firearm at Guadalupe County SWAT members, who then fired at him. Saucedo was shot and killed, police said.
Seguin police said passenger Zoey Solis, 21, was taken into custody on a charge of manufacturing or delivery of a substance, interference with public duties and resisting arrest.
Police said the Texas Rangers would be taking over the investigation.
“So everything regarding his history, his background, and what led up to the events of this morning is still being investigated right now,” Wallace said.