Security camera footage shows the police manhunt get under way
The incident began to unfold when officers were called to a restaurant in the Texan city of San Antonio and attempted to arrest a man.
But the suspect opened fire and fled towards the nearby North Star shopping mall.
It was reported that one of the bullets from the suspect went through a glass window at the restaurant. No one was injured.
Officers investigate a shooting at San Antonio's North Star shopping mall
San Antonio Police Department, SWAT teams and Texas State Troopers are all taking part in the massive manhunt.
Police helicopters are hovering over the shopping mall in the search for the suspect.
Members of the public are being advised stay away from the area until further notice.