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Man Shoots at Police, Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Parents

Man exchanges gunfire with police before being arrested Sunday in San Antonio

NBC 5 News

A 20-year-old San Antonio man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two people believed to be his parents, according to police.

Police Chief William McManus said Sunday that Michael V. Burger was arrested at the scene after a brief exchange of gunfire with an officer who heard the shooting from across the street while working a traffic crash.

According to the department, neither the officer nor Burger was injured in the exchange of gunfire. McManus said the officer remains on duty because his shots did not strike Burger.

Court records show Burger is jailed on a capital murder complaint pending the filing of a formal charge. Bond was set at $500,000. The records do not list an attorney who could speak on Burger's behalf.

McManus said Burger had a rifle and a shotgun and fired at the officer who arrived on the scene, then surrendered when the officer returned fire.

The bodies of a man and woman in their 50s believed to be Burger's parents were found outside the apartment after Burger was arrested.

"I couldn't even imagine what was going on in his head, why he took his parents' lives or why he gave up, I don't know," McManus said.

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