ROUND ROCK, Texas — Officials say a man was critically injured when he was shot by police in Central Texas after he fired at officers as they tried to arrest him.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Round Rock police say that early Saturday morning officers were sent to a neighborhood following reports of someone dressed in black walking around cars in the area.

Police say officers made contact with a man who matched the description and found he had an active warrant for his arrest. Police say that when officers tried to arrest the man, there was a struggle and he produced a gun and fired at police.

Police say the officers, who were not hit, returned fire and shot the man.

Police say the man has been taken to a hospital in critical condition.


Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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