Patrolman David Glen Evans

Patrolman David Glen Evans

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 2022

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David Glen Evans

Patrolman David Evans succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on January 3rd, 2003, at 3:30 am at NE Loop 410 and Perrin Beitel in San Antonio.

He and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance call between a couple. They were able to defuse the situation and told the male to leave. The female told the officers that the man had a gun in the trunk of his vehicle. The man then turned around and sucker-punched the other officer, breaking his jaw, and disarmed him. He fired several times at Patrolman Evans, striking him in the chest, stomach, and arm before disarming him as well. The man then fired multiple times at the first officer and shot him in the back. Despite being critically wounded, Patrolman Evans was able to drag himself outside the restaurant to alert the other officers.

The man then walked outside and shot at both officers, striking them both in the neck. One of the officers, despite wounds to his chest and neck, managed to shoot and kill the subject.

Patrolman Evans and the officer who shot and killed the man were in critical condition after surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center. Another officer was taken to Univerity Hospital in critical condition with a wound to his face. The fourth officer suffered a bullet graze wound to the back.

The subject who shot them was a convicted felon who had served only seven years of a 12-year sentence for attempted murder.

Patrolman Evans had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 30 years and then served seven years with the North East Independent School District Police Department after the shooting. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 70
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge 0389

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 3, 2003
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

convicted felon, disturbance, domestic

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Officer Evans and myself shared the same radar car. He loved life and was a practical joker just like me. He was a delight to be around. I lost contact with him when he left traffic and went back to patrol. He is missed by many here in San Antonio.
Rest in Peace finally my dear friend.

R. Anderson 0307 Retired SAPD
San Antonio Police Department Friend and co worker.

September 9, 2022

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