ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A woman was shot and killed by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Friday afternoon after a pursuit ended in Round Rock, according to officials with the agency.
“The information I have at this time is the subject exited the vehicle with a weapon in hand,” DPS Sgt. Deon Cockrell said at a press event.
Cockrell said the Round Rock Police Department reported a stolen Nissan around noon on Friday. A DPS trooper spotted the vehicle near Westinghouse Road and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the woman driving evaded, according to Cockrell.
The woman continued to evade the trooper until she hit another car on Old Settlers Boulevard, near I35, according to DPS officials, her car then spun into a ditch.
The driver of the vehicle that was hit sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk from his car, Cockrell said.
The same trooper who was chasing the woman shot and killed her, Cockrell said. DPS was unable to confirm the type of weapon she was carrying or what happened between the crash and the shooting.
Round Rock Police and the Texas Rangers are also on scene. Roads remain shut down in the area Friday afternoon.
Police asked people to seek an alternate route.