I-35 chase ends in officer-involved shooting

Staff Report

Hays County deputies and Buda police fired on a vehicle that fled a traffic stop during the afternoon rush hour on Monday. No officers were harmed and the unnamed suspect is recovering at.a local hospital.

It all started aorund 5:15 p.m. Monday when a deputy spotted a vehicle traveling north near the 210 mile marker traveling recklessly, wearing in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

The deputy attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle fled, with HCSO units and Buda police in pursuit. 

Officers were able to disable the vehicle on South Loop 4 near Interstate Drive just south of the Buda City Limits.

Once the vehicle was stopped, the driver diplayed a handgun and officers fire, striking the suspect. He was said to be in stable condition.

The HCSO did not release any further information, but said it would issue updates as they became available.

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