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2 Officers Critically Wounded in Texas Shootout

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    Two San Antonio police officers were wounded critically and a suspect was killed in a shootout on a street just north of the city's downtown section.

    Police Chief William McManus says one officer was in "grave, grave condition" at San Antonio Military Medical Center with a head wound and "is not expected to survive." Another officer was wounded in the upper torso and was in serious condition. McManus says he was expected to recover.

    One of two suspects was killed in the Thursday afternoon shootout, while the other suspect was arrested.

    McManus says the officers were nine-year department veterans. He says they were patrolling after a suspicious-persons report when they spotted the two men. The officers were immediately fired upon when they stepped from their car and returned fire.

    Police Chief William McManus said the two officers were patrolling the neighborhood when they spotted two people with whom they wanted to speak.

    McManus says the officers were immediately fired upon when they stepped from their car. The officers returned fire, wounding one suspect.

    McManus said the officers were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in "very critical condition." One was wounded in the face and the other in the upper torso.

    Police spokeswoman Romana Lopez later said the wounded suspect was in grave condition.

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