This undated photo provided by the San Antonio Police Department shows officer Robert Deckard. Authorities announced Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, that 31-year-old Deckard died at a San Antonio hospital, 12 days after being shot during a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/San Antonio Police Department)
Friday, December 20, 2013 7:08 pm
Officer shot in head during high-speed chase dies
The Associated Press
Authorities announced Friday that 31-year-old Robert Deckard died at a San Antonio hospital, 12 days after being shot during a high-speed chase.
Police Chief William McManus said in a statement that the Deckard family thanked the community for prayers and support in recent days.
Deckard's family issued a statement earlier in the week saying there was nothing more doctors could do to save the officer. His organs will be donated in the coming days.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Police arrested 28-year-old Jenevieve Ramos and 32-year-old Shawn Ruiz Puente in the shooting. The chase followed a convenience store robbery. Both have been charged with aggravated assault of a public servant.