ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — The Round Rock Police Department has identified the man at the center of a shelter-in-place notice in Round Rock Saturday afternoon who was later found dead.
Police identified the man as 31-year-old Henry Tolentino, a Round Rock resident who lived on Bent Tree Loop, near where the shooting occurred.
In a press conference Saturday, RRPD Chief Allen Banks said the man, who was wearing body armor, fired at officers “numerous” times near a wooded area at Old Settlers Boulevard and Bent Tree Drive.
The situation started around 12:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported that they had been shot multiple times by a man outside of their home. Another caller said they saw a man in a trench coat carrying an AK-style rifle run across Old Settlers Boulevard, police said.
When officers arrived at the scene, the man began shooting as he moved into the woods and officers fired back. Later, the man also shot at an armored-police vehicle and officers again returned fire, Banks said.
Police said the man was found dead in the wooded area. Banks said it’s unclear if officers shot the man or if the man took his own life.
Banks said the situation is under investigation as an officer-involved shooting. The Williamson County district attorney has been notified and the Texas Rangers are involved in the investigation. Officers that fired their weapons will be placed on administrative leave. The Round Rock police chief didn’t give a specific number of officers who will be placed on leave.
One officer was taken to the hospital with an undisclosed medical situation during the incident. That officer is in stable condition, Banks said.
The initial shooting victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The shelter-in-place notice has ended and neighbors can safely return to their homes, Banks said.
Mike and Sherri Shutter said they were selling wooden signs on Old Settlers Blvd when they heard 10 to 20 gunshots near the Behrens Ranch neighborhood, across from Round Rock Fire Station No. 9.
The Shutters said it sounded “like fireworks” and the gunshots were “super-fast fire.”
Round Rock neighbor Luke Carson said he was not in the neighborhood while the suspect was shooting at police and waited to be allowed back to his home. Carson said people in the tight-knit neighborhood were checking on each other.
Neighbor Sam Eickenhorst said the Saturday events were “definitely a shock.”
“It’s just a little weird. That doesn’t usually happen around here,” he said.