Comal County, Tx. Sheriff’s Deputy wounded, 1 in custody after responding to suicidal man complaint

A Comal County deputy and a man described by law enforcement officials as “suicidal” were wounded in an exchange of gunfire Thursday night in Bulverde.

Comal County Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Bulverde Police Department arrived at a home in the 31,000 block of High Ridge Drive after 10:30 p.m. and found a man standing in the street with a handgun, officials said.

Officers tried to get the man to put the gun down, but after several minutes, the man fired several shots at them, according to deputies.

The shots led to a brief exchange of gunfire that left the man with several gunshot wounds, sheriff’s officials said. The deputy was wearing his protective vest.

The deputy and the man were airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio. While the man’s condition was unknown, the deputy was expected to make a full recovery, officials said.

The names of the deputy and the man have not been released.

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