San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Officer David “Pigme” Evans died in the line of duty on Feb. 25 due to complications from gunshot wounds he suffered in 2002.
A gunman shot Officer Evans and three of his fellow officers on Jan. 3, 2002, after they responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the area of Perrin Beitel and NE Loop 410 at approximately 3:30 a.m., according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
The suspect, a convicted felon, grabbed the injured officer’s gun and opened fire on Officer Evans, shooting him in the stomach, chest and arm.
The suspect then stole Officer Evans’ duty weapon and proceeded to shoot Officer Evans’ partner in the back.
Officer Evans was able to drag himself outside the building where the attack occurred and warned additional officers responding to the scene that the suspect was inside with a gun, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
The suspect came outside and opened fire on two more officers, hitting both of them in their necks.
One of the wounded officers was able to return fire, killing the gunman, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
All four officers survived the attack.
Officer Evans, 70, succumbed to complications of his gunshot wounds on Feb. 25, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.