Round Rock teen arrested in connection with fatal shooting of 17-year-old

Williamson County
Gabriel-Hernandez

Round Rock Police Department

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — On Wednesday, Round Rock police arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a shooting death of another 17-year-old on Tuesday.

According to the RRPD, officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1500 block of Ashwood Court around 1 p.m. The victim, identified as Brian Navarro, reportedly showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

Police say it appears that Navarro knew the suspect, identified as Gabriel Hernandez.

An affidavit says Hernandez told police he shot Navarro in the shoulder, or so he thought, as Navarro approached him. Hernandez says Navarro was holding his waistband as if he had a gun, but Hernandez didn’t see a gun and Navarro never said he had a gun, the affidavit says.

Hernandez said he fired two or three more times at Navarro, the affidavit says, and then fled after an unknown man ran out of a residence and started firing at him.

The affidavit says Hernandez fired a .40 caliber round from behind his car, and then walked toward Navarro and hit him with additional rounds.

On Wednesday, police reported that Navarro died. Hernandez has been charged with murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

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