Law Enforcement Responds to Officer-Involved Shooting in Buda, Texas
BUDA, Texas – A serious incident unfolded today in Buda as law enforcement swiftly responded to an officer-involved shooting, sparking concerns among residents who have been advised to steer clear of the area. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has stated that the incident occurred near the intersection of I-35 and Main Street.
As information is still being gathered, authorities have only been able to confirm that an officer was involved in the shooting. However, at this time, details remain scarce regarding potential injuries sustained during the altercation.
According to Charley Wilkison, the executive director of Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), the incident initially unfolded during a routine traffic stop. Wilkison revealed that the suspect managed to flee the scene, subsequently discharging several rounds towards the officers. In response, law enforcement personnel swiftly returned fire. The suspect was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital, and fortunately, all officers managed to escape unharmed.
Buda police have announced that they are actively working at multiple locations as the situation remains fluid and ongoing. As a result, the northbound traffic on the east access road has been temporarily shut down near the McDonald’s/Chevron premises. Additionally, the local Starbucks branch has suspended its operations for the time being.
In an effort to provide comprehensive coverage of this breaking news, our team at FOX 7 Austin has dispatched a crew to the scene. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as they become available, ensuring that you stay informed about this developing story.
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