SAN ANTONIO – Update (June 11, 2023):
The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified a man who was shot and killed by his roommate at a Northeast Side apartment complex early Friday morning.
Gregory Visman, 61, died from multiple gunshot wounds and the case was ruled as a homicide, according to the ME.
His roommate, who hasn’t been identified, fired multiple rounds at officers who responded to the shooting in the 4800 block of Ray Bon Drive, San Antonio police said.
Officers found themselves under a constant barrage of gunfire for nearly half an hour and took cover.
The shooting ended after SWAT fired tear gas into the apartment and went inside, where they found the gunman and Visman. Police said they believe the suspect died by suicide.
We’ll bring more updates as they become available.
A man and his roommate are dead in a murder-suicide at a Northeast Side apartment complex after police say he fired multiple gunshots at responding officers early Friday morning.
Officers were called just after 2 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 4800 block of Ray Bon Drive, not far from Eisenhauer Road and Rittiman Road after receiving word shots fired.
According to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, when officers arrived, they found themselves under a constant barrage of gunfire.
This morn @ 0230 hrs I was on scene of a murder/suicide. Man killed his roommate. The patrol vehicle of the first ofc to arrive was hit by gunfire 40 times. Ofc took cover behind a dumpster. Arriving ofcs took fire for next 25 mins b4 susp killed self & roommate. No ofcs hurt.— Chief Bill McManus (@Chief_McManus) June 9, 2023
McManus said the first patrol car that arrived was hit by about 40 rounds and that the officers had to take coverage behind a garbage dumpster. A total of five police cars were struck in the shooting. The shooter was standing in the doorway, firing shots with multiple guns and may also have fired a round at the EAGLE helicopter, but did not hit it, McManus said.
The police chief said every available officer soon arrived and that they evacuated as many people as they could from the area. The man was “firing everywhere” and the shooting went on for roughly a half hour, McManus said.
People arriving home said police told them they couldn’t enter because of the active shooter situation. People in the area said they heard multiple gunshots and police or negotiators were also heard on a loudspeaker at one point.
The situation ended after SWAT fired tear gas into the apartment and then went in. That’s when they found the man and his roommate dead. He said they believe he shot and killed himself.
Officers are now canvassing the area to make sure no one else was hit by the gunfire. Neighbors who live near the apartments are still not being allowed home yet. It is unclear what sparked all the gunfire.
SAPD shut down the area near Ray Bon Drive and Eisenhauer Road during the incident. The roads have since reopened.
KSAT 12 has a crew at the scene.
This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT12 both online and on-air for more information.