Again--Police Enter Home After Hours Long Standoff, Find it Empty

San Antonio Police fired tear gas into a west side home following an hours-long standoff early today, only to find the home empty, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Its the second time in four days that police entered a home containing what they thought was a barricaded gunman, only to find the house vacant.

The latest incident began at 8 Saturday night, when a man, identified as Javier Galindo, 40, was shot inside a home on West Sabinas, which is west of downtown.

As the victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, witnesses told police that the subject was inside the home, so SWAT units were called in and the entire block was locked down.

During the course of the evening, several people were removed from the house, but not the suspect.

About 3AM today, police fired tear gas into the house and then entered to find that the suspect was not inside.

It's not known if the suspect, identified as Jose Moreno, 49, was in the house at one point, or was never in the house. Police are searching for him.

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