SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – An arrest warrant has been issued for an ex-cop who shot and killed a man who was trying to flee police after the man’s wife told police the man was carrying a gun, a local news station reported.
The arrest warrant was issued for Travis W. Womack, who was arrested on Monday after he and his wife, Trish, allegedly fired several shots at a man they believed was trying, said the San Antonio Express-News, citing an arrest warrant.
The man’s body was found on Thursday in a field outside a city park, according to the San Marcos Police Department, which did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Police say Womacks ex-wife, Trisha Womak, called police to report that her husband, Travis Womacks, had an unloaded gun and was pointing it at her, police said in a statement.
Womack told police that he was carrying the gun when the man approached him from behind, and the two exchanged words, according the statement.
The two exchanged a few words, and Womacoks ex wife then shot him, police wrote in the statement, and police arrested Womacs wife on the spot.
The warrant was obtained on Tuesday and it was signed by District Judge R. Robert L. Wilson, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The judge did not provide further details on the charges.
Police are looking into whether Womaks ex wife has any mental health issues, the newspaper said.
Wommack’s arrest comes after a man was shot in the face and wounded on Thursday night by police in a separate incident, the Chronicle reported, citing police and witnesses.
The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident occurred after a group of men, some with guns, began harassing a man near an intersection on South Davis Street, the Tribune reported.
When a deputy approached the group, the men fired a gun into the air, according Womans statement, according a video posted on social media.
The deputy returned fire, and no one was injured.
In the past, Womax has been charged with felonies related to the shooting of a person who tried to intervene, and he was sentenced to prison for a year and a day in 2016, according local news reports.