Texas man dies after killing neighbor, setting house ablaze

2 years 2 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, April 17 2019 Apr 17, 2019 April 17, 2019 6:25 AM April 17, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities in San Antonio say a man assaulted his wife, fatally shot a neighbor and set his house on fire before dying in a hail of gunfire with police.

Police Chief William McManus says the man "severely" beat his wife Tuesday afternoon and then opened fire on her as she ran away. McManus says the woman wasn't shot but that a neighbor was struck and killed by gunfire.

McManus says the man laid down on his porch and began firing after a SWAT team arrived. McManus says the man was fatally shot, though authorities don't know whether he shot himself or was struck by the officers' gunfire.

The man also set his house ablaze during the melee, and gusty winds caused the fire to spread to a neighbor's house.

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