SAN ANTONIO – Joe Gomez, the suspect who took his personal life after being shot twice by a San Antonio Park Police Division officer exterior an airport terminal Thursday, had an extended prison historical past in Bexar County however no historical past of violence or weapons-related offenses, courtroom information revealed Saturday.
Gomez, 46, died Thursday afternoon after exchanging gunfire with Officer John Maines exterior Terminal B of San Antonio Worldwide Airport.
Whereas SAPD officers initially mentioned Gomez was shot and killed by Maines, after he confronted the suspect as he drove the incorrect approach towards the terminal, an up to date launch on Friday indicated that Gomez was shot twice by Maines earlier than fatally capturing himself.
Bexar County courtroom information present Gomez was arrested seven instances between 1999 and 2014.
Gomez confronted felony drug prices in separate circumstances in 2011 and 2014, however noticed the previous case dismissed resulting from inadequate proof, courtroom information affirm.
Information present the 2014 cost, possession of marijuana between 4 ounces and 5 kilos, was decreased to a decrease offense in change for Gomez serving two years probation.
The probation time period, nevertheless, was ended lower than a yr later in Could 2016, information present.
Gomez was additionally arrested twice in lower than six months for DWI in 2011.
Whereas the primary DWI cost was dismissed resulting from a lacking witness, courtroom information present Gomez pleaded no contest within the second case in June 2012 and was given one yr probation.
Gomez’s earliest arrest, a 1999 cost of trying to elude a police officer, resulted in a single yr of probation as a part of a plea settlement, information present.
Gomez had no historical past of arrests for violent or weapons-related prison offenses, in keeping with Bexar County courtroom information.
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