San Antonio PD: No charges for man who shot, killed would-be thief

By Land Line staff | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A pickup truck driver who shot and killed a man who he said was trying to rob him will not face any criminal charges, according to a report by the San Antonio Police Department.

The man, 22-year-old Joshua McCann of Appleton, Wis., was in San Antonio on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to pick up a motorcycle for delivery. McCann was driving a 1-ton pickup, according to police.

The shooting occurred that same evening at 102 Babcock Road, where McCann told police he was heading to a nearby motorcycle shop to collect his cargo, when he observed three individuals standing nearby. One of the individuals, a Hispanic male, approached McCann and demanded money. When McCann refused, the man pretended to be a police officer and told McCann to get out of the vehicle, according to an incident report provided by the SAPD.

After exiting the vehicle, McCann asked to see the man’s badge, a request he would reportedly make at least three more times. The suspect punched McCann on the left side of his face, knocking him to the ground. At that point, McCann, who has a permit to carry a concealed handgun, removed his weapon from his waistband and opened fire, shooting the man multiple times.

Police have not released the identity of the man who was shot and killed.

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