A shoplifting suspect who was fatally shot after authorities said he stabbed a San Antonio police officer in the face and a supermarket loss prevention officer in the head has been identified.
The San Antonio Express-News reported Monday that the Bexar County medical examiner’s office had identified the suspect who was fatally shot Friday as Major Carvel Baldwin. The medical examiner’s office said that 61-year-old Baldwin, who was Black, died from a gunshot wound.
The police officer who was stabbed has been identified Saturday as Corey Rogers, a four-year veteran. Police said he’s been released from the hospital.
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Rogers responded a call Friday afternoon about a shoplifter at an H-E-B supermarket. Police said Saturday that Rogers, off-duty Floresville police Officer Roland Casillas and the supermarket’s loss prevention officer, Michael Rios, escorted Baldwin out of the store.
Baldwin said he wouldn’t go to jail and lunged at Rogers, stabbing him in the face with a knife, authorities said. Police noted that Baldwin then placed Rogers in a chokehold while trying to slit his throat.
Baldwin also tried to stab Rogers in his torso, but police said he couldn’t penetrate Rogers’ protective vest. Rios and Casillas moved to help Rogers as Baldwin dragged him away.
Authorities added that as Rios and Casillas intervened, Baldwin stabbed Rios in the head. Rogers then broke free. The suspect again repeated he wasn’t going to jail and moved toward the men.
Rios and Casillas then fired at Baldwin, police said.
Rios, 28, was taken to a hospital and expected to make a full recovery.