Round Rock officer wounds suspect caught breaking into car Wednesday morning

Williamson County

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A Round Rock police officer shot and wounded a suspect who was caught breaking into a car in a Round Rock neighborhood Wednesday morning.

RRPD Assistant Chief Willie Richards said reports came in from multiple people about someone breaking into cars around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, and after police found the suspect inside a car at 1024 Christopher Avenue, the suspect showed a handgun.

It was then an officer fired at the suspect, Richards said, and the suspect ran away. After authorities set up a perimeter and a STAR Flight helicopter joined in to help find the suspect, the suspect was found at a Georgetown hospital with a gunshot wound. Richards said he didn’t know how the suspect got to the hospital, but the suspect is now in custody with injuries not expected to be life-threatening.

The handgun the suspect showed was found at the scene just off East McNeil Road and east of Interstate 35. Richards said no one else was injured in the shooting. The officer who shot the suspect is on administrative leave, Richards said.

Per policy, the shooting is being investigated by RRPD, the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office, the Texas Rangers and the FBI.

RRPD is asking people who live in the 1000 block of Christopher Avenue to send any surveillance footage or cell phone photos of the incident (between 4:45 and 6 a.m.) to jhbell@roundrocktexas.gov.

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