A woman is dead after a late-night shooting in downtown Round Rock involving local police officers.
According to the Round Rock Police Department, at around 11:30 Sunday night, 911 received a call reporting a woman with a handgun inside a club. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the woman about a block away from the venue. She allegedly admitted to officers that she had a gun, then proceeded to pull it out of her purse. Officers tried to get the woman to turn the weapon over to them but she refused.
Officers used a pepper ball gun on the woman, as well as a taser gun, but it was not enough to subdue her. She allegedly pointed her gun at the officers, prompting them to shoot.
"Anytime there is a deadly threat toward somebody else or the officers, at that point, the response from the officers will be with deadly force," said Chief Tim Ryle with the Round Rock Police Department.
The identity of the woman, who has a Round Rock address but is believed to live in Williamson County, has not yet been released. None of the police officers involved in the shooting were injured.
This is the second officer-involved shooting involving the Round Rock Police in two weeks.