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Texas police officer shoots friend after wife swapping deal falls apart

By Mason White 6:48 AM December 5, 2013
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By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A police officer who planned to swap his wife for his friend’s wife, was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly shooting his friend, according to police reports in Texas.

San Antonio Police said that a shootout over the weekend involving an officer was stimulated by a failed attempt to trade sexual partners, according to newly released documents from the police.

On Monday, police also identified the accused officer, Frankie Salazar, in the report.

The officer has been placed on leave with pay pending administrative action, according to the Police Department in Olmos Park.

Salazar, 29, and the man who was shot in the chest and hand, Jesus Edward Guitron, had been discussing exchanging sexual partners for several months, one female witness told police.

A woman and Guitron, 33, went to Salazar’s house on Saturday, to have some drinks. When the witness went to the bedroom, Salazar came behind her and started kissing her.

The woman told police that she didn’t feel right and wanted to abandon the plan, so she pushed Salazar away.

Another woman, 29, became angry at Salazar for not telling her what he was planning. She started arguing with Salazar, and the first woman tried to leave with Guitron.

Before they could leave, Guitron and Salazar got into a fist fight, and Salazar told the 29-year-old woman to get his gun.

When the other woman and Guitron tried to leave Salazar fired three times.

Police were called shortly after 3:30 a.m.

Guitron suffered bullet wounds to the chest, right hand and possibly his left little finger. He was taken to the Military Medical Center in San Antonio, where he was later listed in critical but stable condition.

A Glock .22 pistol belonging to Salazar was confiscated, and he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was later released on $50,000 bail.