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San Antonio standoff ends 9 hours after shooting

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A daylong police standoff that began with the shooting of a San Antonio police officer has ended after nine hours with no further bloodshed.

Police say the standoff at a Super 8 Motel just off Interstate 35 on the northern edge of downtown San Antonio ended about 5 p.m. Monday without any further injury.

The man suspected of shooting a police officer about 8 a.m. at the motel was taken into custody. Meanwhile, police say the wounded officer was resting comfortably in a nearby hospital and was expected to recover.

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A man suspected of shooting a police officer early Monday has barricaded himself in a downtown San Antonio motel.

The officer was hospitalized at San Antonio Military Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head. The 8-year veteran of the San Antonio police force was resting comfortably and expected to recover, Police Chief William McManus said.

"I wouldn't call it a graze. It's a serious wound," McManus said. However, the officer remained conscious after he was wounded, he said.

The officer was wounded about 8 a.m. Monday when someone opened fire from inside the front door of a room at a Super 8 Motel just off Interstate 35, McManus said. Officers had been sent there in response to a report of a family disturbance at the motel on the northern fringe of San Antonio's downtown section, he said.

The suspect was described as a San Antonio man in his late 30s who was armed with a handgun and a rifle in a first-floor room at the motel, McManus said.

Police closed Interstate 35, among the city's most heavily traveled traffic arteries, between Interstate 37 and Interstate 10. Much of the motel was evacuated, and two nearby schools were placed on lockdowns.

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