Woman killed in Round Rock officer-involved shooting

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by KVUE

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Posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:12 AM

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Police are investigating a late night officer-involved shooting on Main Street in downtown Round Rock.

The incident started around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when a 911 caller reported that a woman had a gun. Police arrived to find the suspect, a 31-year-old woman, in the plaza.

The woman reportedly told them she had a gun. Police asked her to surrender it. She refused, according to police, so they used pepper ball guns and stun guns to try and get her to give up the weapon.

When the suspect allegedly pulled the gun out of her purse and pointed it at officers, Chief Tim Ryle says they had no choice but to fire, killing her in the plaza.

Several investigations are now underway. The Round Rock Police Department and the Texas Rangers are both gathering evidence to determine exactly what happened.

Several roads in the area remained closed Monday morning, including sections of Main Street.

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