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Travis Co. Sergeant Shot to Death in Round Rock

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Police are searching for two burglary suspects after Sgt. Craig “Hutch” Hutchinson was killed in a shooting at his home on Oak Meadow Drive early Monday morning.

As reported by KXAN, Sheriff Greg Hamilton said Hutchinson radioed the department around 1:22 a.m. when he saw suspects running around his backyard. By 1:32 a.m. when officers arrived at Hutchinson’s house he was found on the ground in the backyard near a creek. He was transported to a Round Rock Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Our officer came up on them and found individuals in his shed and I think that’s when the confrontation occurred,” said Hamilton. “At this time we don’t have any more information.”

Round Rock Police told KXAN they are asking people in the neighborhood to stay inside their homes. There is a large police presence off of McNeil Road near the intersection of SH 45 and MoPac. A SWAT team, DPS Troopers, Pflugerville police and an Air One helicopter are assisting with the search for the suspects.

Authorities closed portions of Southbound Interstate 35 on Monday morning as the deputy’s body was taken from the hospital to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office in downtown Austin.

Craig Hutchinson, died in shooting at his Round Rock home
Photo: Courtesy of Travis County

Hutchinson is known for cracking multiple burglary cases across his career with the department. He has been in the service for 32 years and was planning on retiring in September. His family has been notified.

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.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call the tip line at 512-671-2767.