Fight between neighbors escalates to gunfire, SWAT response, Leander police say


LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — Leander police responded to gunfire Wednesday night at a subdivision after an argument between two neighbors escalated, police wrote in a Facebook post Thursday morning.

The gunfire rang out at about 8:30 p.m. near the 500 block of Emma Rose Trail. Upon investigation, police discovered two neighbors began fighting near the 900 block of Parkhurst Drive earlier that evening and it continued to the area of Emma Rose Trail and Mason Street.

“The suspect, according to witnesses, then fired at least 2 shots in the general direction of the victim,” police wrote. “However, the victim was not struck and no one else was injured during the incident.”

Witnesses told police the suspect ran north. Police set up a perimeter and with help from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and the Austin Police Department, they began a search for the suspect with K9 officers and a helicopter.

Police came to believe the suspect was armed and barricaded in a home at the 500 block of Emma Rose Trail. With the help of the Central Texas Regional SWAT team, they tried to make contact with the suspect and eventually sent a robot into the home. The suspect wasn’t in the home.

Officials believe it was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. As of Thursday morning, no one has been arrested in connection with the gunfire.

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