Police arrest stolen vehicle suspect, dog attacks officer

Officers shoot, kill dog after it lunged at officer's neck

On Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, Round Rock Police arrested Rudy Gonzales (DOB Nov. 19, 1979) for Evading Arrest and Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping. Gonzales fled from police and his dog was shot after attacking an officer.

Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of South Mays Street in reference to a stolen vehicle suspect that was identified. Upon arrival to the parking lot, Gonzales fled the area. Police followed in pursuit of the vehicle northbound on the Frontage Road, making a U-turn on McNeil Road and continuing southbound on the frontage road of S. Interstate 35. The suspect hit electrical power lines at the 2700 block of S. Interstate 35 and fled the vehicle with a pit bull type dog on a leash.

Gonzales then attempted to steal a vehicle from a family at the entrance of a nearby car wash and wrestled with one of the occupants. An officer then deployed his Taser on Gonzales and the dog was let loose. The dog attacked an officer, biting him and lunging for his neck. The dog posed an imminent risk of serious bodily injury to the officer so another responding officer discharged his weapon. The dog died as a result of the shots fired. The officer and suspect were both treated on scene. There were no injuries to the family involved.

Gonzales is a suspect in another case involving a stolen vehicle. He is currently being held in the Williamson County Jail and has outstanding warrants in other jurisdictions. The investigation is currently ongoing and more charges are pending at this time.

Dog attacks RRPD officer

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