Deputies Involved in Deadly Shooting Identified
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is looking into a deadly shooting involving two of its deputies that's now in the national spotlight.
Deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. They shot and killed 41-year-old Gilbert Flores Friday after responding to a domestic disturbance call on Walnut Pass in Northwest Bexar County.
The sheriff's office says the two deputies are receiving death threats because of a video of the shooting that local TV station KSAT released. In the video, Flores' arms are raised, but a utility pole obscures one of his hands.
Deputies say they found an injured baby and woman at Flores’ home and tried to arrest him. They say he resisted arrest and deputies first used a non-lethal weapon, but when that didn't work, they shot him.
The sheriff's office released the following statement:
We're asking for calm and patience. We are diligently working to complete the investigation, so we can move to the next step. We want to get this right for the Flores family, our deputies and their families, and our community. Please be patient.
Both deputies have been with the office for more than a decade.
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