Suspect in Round Rock officer-involved shooting dies in hospital

RRPD is investigating an overnight officer-involved shooting that left an unidentified man critically injured. (PHOTO: Tony Nuñez / CBS Austin)

ROUND ROCK, Texas — A man who was critically wounded Saturday morning after an officer-involved shooting involving officers with the Round Rock Police Department died in the hospital Saturday evening, authorities confirm.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Red Rock and Apache Trail.

A man who lives nearby, who only wanted to be identified as Henry, says he got a notification from his home security provider around 2:30 a.m. that someone had been snooping around the outside of his home, so he called police.

"And so I wake my wife up, she says wow, and I said, I'm going to go call 911,” Henry said. "It was pretty obvious that he had a gun strapped to his left hip."

Henry says the video showed the man walking around his driveway then across the street to a neighbor’s driveway.

When officers made contact, officers found the man had outstanding warrants before a struggle ensued. The suspect produced a firearm and began shooting at officers before officers returned fire, striking the suspect. It's unknown how many times the suspect was hit by officer gunfire.

"It causes some concern, but as we all know, it's kind of typical of today. You never know where things are going to happen," Henry said.

The suspect, identified as Richard Rangel, 21, was taken to a local hospital where later died. Officers did not suffer any gunshot wounds but did receive undisclosed minor injuries.

The officers involved are now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, a standard protocol when incidents of this nature occur.

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