An officer involved shooting at McDonald's occurred on Sunday October 2, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Officer James Brennand shot 17-year-old Erik Cantu while the teen was driving away, the teenager is in critical condition.
At 10:30 p.m. an San Antonio Police Department officer was handling a disturbance at the McDonald’s restaurant and then noticed a vehicle in the parking lot that he believed had fled from him during an attempted traffic stop the night before.
The vehicle, which was not related to the disturbance call, was occupied by Eric and a female passenger.
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The officer abruptly opened the driver’s door and ordered Eric out of the car. The officer reported that he was hit by the open door as the teen driver started to reverse the vehicle.
The officer then stepped back and opened fire on the vehicle as the teen driver continued to reverse away from him. The teen driver shifted the vehicle to drive and then turned away from the officer to leave.
The officer shot several more times at the fleeing vehicle and then ran after the vehicle. Eric suffered multiple gunshot wounds. His female passenger was not injured. Eric was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus has determined that the actions of the probationary officer during this critical incident were in violation of departmental tactics, training, and procedures.
The officer was fired from the department after this McDonald's incident.