SAN ANTONIO — A man who was fatally shot by police after he attacked a man on a San Antonio street was 48 years old, his family said Sunday.
Jairon D’Alberto Garcia, who was in his 40s, was shot and killed by police during a confrontation on Saturday, according to the family.
Garcia was the father of three children, including a daughter, who is now 4.
“He was a wonderful man, a wonderful father, a great son,” the family said in a statement.
His family also praised the department’s rapid response.
“He never lost his temper, he never lost hope, and he never stopped fighting for what he believed in,” said his wife, Liza Garcia.
“I will never forget his gentle smile and he loved to dance.
He was the love of my life.”
The shooting occurred just after 9 p.m.
Saturday in the 700 block of Green Lane.
The San Antonio Police Department said Garcia was charged with attempted murder.
According to police, a man came up to Garcia, brandishing a gun, and started to threaten him.
Police said Garcia then punched the man and then kicked him.
Garca was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Police have not said what caused the shooting.
The family said Garcia had been the victim of domestic violence and had been hospitalized at least three times in the last year.
A warrant has been issued for Garcia’s arrest.