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.