Man shot by Travis County deputy after Wells Branch robbery

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Travis County Sheriff’s Office confirmed one of their deputies shot a robbery suspect Monday evening.

TCSO received a call for help around 5:30 p.m. stating that an armed robbery was taking place at the McDonald’s located at 15900 North IH-35. The caller was able to give dispatch a full description of the suspect.

TCSO’s information officer Roger Wade said the suspect had a gun and demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phone then took off.

The man was spotted by deputies at the Q-Mart located at 1600 Wells Branch Parkway. When they confronted him inside the store, shots were fired. The suspect was hit. Deputies were not injured.

Investigators recovered a weapon at the scene.

Austin-Travis County EMS transported a man in his 30’s with serious but not life-threatening injuries to Round Rock Medical Center. He is expected to be OK and, once released, will be taken in for questioning.

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