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Bank Robbery Suspect Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting in Wells Branch

Nathan Bernier, KUT News

A man is dead and two Austin Police Officers are on administrative leave this morning after an officer-involved shooting last night in the Wells Branch neighborhood near Maye Place.

Officials say the two Austin Police officers, one Round Rock Police officer and at least one FBI agent were involved in the shooting. They were members of the Central Texas Violent Crimes Task Force investigating a suspect involved in a bank robbery investigation.

The officers were serving a warrant to the suspect when he exited the vehicle and began firing.

The suspect was pronounced dead upon arrival at Round Rock Medical Center.

“They reported to a location and observed an individual who spotted the officers and the agent and this subject fired at the officers and the agent and the officers and the agent or one of the two, or three, returned fire,” says Special Agent Michelle Lee with the San Antonio FBI.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case, and KUT News will continue to update this post as more details emerge.

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