Update: The burglary suspect has been identified as Jack Whitaker III, 19, of Round Rock. Whitaker is being released from the hospital and will be booked into the Williamson County Jail for aggravated assault on a public servant with additional charges pending. He is currently on probation for burglary of a motor vehicle charges out of McLennan County.
The Officer who discharged his weapon is Officer Gavin Carmody. Officer Carmody has been a Round Rock Police Officer for four years. The investigation is ongoing and is being assisted by the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office, the Texas Rangers, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
At approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, Round Rock Police responded to witness accounts of a black male breaking into multiple vehicles in the 1000 block of Christopher Avenue. Officers encountered the suspect while he was exiting a vehicle. While attempting to detain him, the suspect pulled a handgun. One officer shot at the suspect and the suspect fled the scene on foot.
During a search, the suspect was located at a Georgetown hospital with a gunshot wound. The suspect is in custody at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect’s handgun was located on scene.
RRPD is investigating the officer-involved shooting in collaboration with the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office, the Texas Rangers and the FBI. The officer who discharged his weapon has been placed on administrative leave, per RRPD policy.
Round Rock Police received on-scene assistance from the Cedar Park Police Department, Round Rock ISD Police Department, Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, and Travis County EMS Star Flight.