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Man shot by Round Rock officers died

January 6th, 2018 - Comments Off

ROUND ROCK, Texas –   Round Rock police said Saturday night that a 21-year-old man has died from his injuries after being shot by officers early Saturday morning.

Police officials said Richard Rangel was shot and critically wounded by officers in Round Rock after police responded to reports of a suspicious person.

Officials said Rangel reportedly fired at officers when they attempted to arrest him.

Police reportedly got a call about 3 a.m. that a man dressed in black was walking around cars near the 1900 block of Red Rock Drive.

Officers reportedly arrived at the scene where they found a man who matched the description and found that the man had an active warrant for his arrest, according to officials.

Officers reportedly tried to arrest the man, but there was a struggle and the man allegedly drew a gun and fired at police. The officers, who were not hit, returned fire and shot the man, police said.

Police said the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

They would not say what the suspect’s warrant was for, or any identifying information about him. The officers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The two officers involved will remain on leave pending an investigation. A spokesman said the officers were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting.

Ofelia Melendez, who lives across the street from the shooting scene, said she heard from her neighbors that their security system had awoken them and they had seen the man near their car.

Then, the neighbors reportedly saw the man on surveillance cameras walking from their house to Melendez’s house, and thought he had a gun.

The neighbors reportedly tried to call Melendez with a warning, but Melendez and her family slept through the call and the shooting, awakening only to the hubbub of police outside.

Mfrances is a news writer for NinjaCOPS.com where you can get high quality wholesale stun guns, self-defense weapons, and rechargeable stun gun flashlights.

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