A Texas cop shot and killed an unarmed man while trying to shoot another man they said was armed. Police also shot and killed a dog at the residence.
Now prosecutors are saying they will likely charge the surviving suspect with the murder of his unarmed friend, even though his friend was killed by a cop.
It all started when the San Antonio Police Department received a 911 call Wednesday at 1 A.M. requesting police assistance due to an assault that took place at a house.
Police say the person that called 911 told them that they knocked on the door to sell “something” and ended up assaulted by someone in the house.
When the San Antonio police officer Steve Casanova arrived, he immediately requested backup due to the fact that law enforcement has been to the house more than 50 times this year.
Police say once backup arrived, they approached the house and noticed that the door was open and walked inside, which was when the 24-year-old man who was sitting on the couch stood up.
That was when police say they noticed a gun in his waistband, which he was reaching for, prompting them to open fire.
One of the bullets went through the suspect and struck Charles Roundtree in the chest, killing the 18-year-old man.
His name has not been released.
Casanova, a five-year veteran of the department, has been placed on administrative leave for the shooting. He is also being investigated but likely will not face charges.
Two other people were in the house and were taken to the police station for questioning, but were not charged.