Man shot by Travis County deputy after Wells Branch robbery

Todd Bynum/KXAN

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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