Texas deputy shot inside his home

The officer was shot at his house on Oak Meadow Drive in the Cimmaron neighborhood

A sheriff's deputy was shot near Austin, Texas.


ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN/AP) – A Texas county sheriff says an officer has been shot and killed at his own home just north of Austin.

Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said at a news conference that the body of Sgt. Craig Hutchinson was found early Monday in the backyard of his own home in Round Rock, Texas.

No arrests have been made, but police were searching for two suspects early Monday morning. A SWAT team, Pflugerville police and an Air One helicopter are assisting with the search for the suspects.

Hamilton says the officer used his law enforcement radio to call for help shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Round Rock is about 15 miles north of Austin.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted “Please keep our Travis County Sheriff’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Sad, troubling time we live in. Austin police stands with our friends.”

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