Mark Anthony Gonzales

On August 22, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, a 27-year-old police officer was chasing a 44-year-old man when the man tripped and fell. The officer struggled on the street with the man, who was wanted on a felony warrant. The man was attempting to strike the officer when Mark Anthony Gonzales, a 35-year-old gym employee of San Antonio, was driving nearby. He stopped at the scene and exited his vehicle, approaching the scuffle between the officer and the man. The officer moved the man onto his stomach while Gonzales pinned his legs to the pavement. As the man was being subdued by the officer, he reached for the officer’s gun and attempted to pull it from its holster, prompting the officer to place his hand over the assailant’s while Gonzales pried the assailant’s fingers from the gun. With his gun secure, the officer handcuffed the man with Gonzales’s assistance. The man was ultimately arrested.