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Registered sex offender still at large after shooting at deputy during pursuit, officials say

Authorities say he is facing a charge of capital murder of a deputy

Pictured is Dustin Whitlock. (Courtesy of UCSO)
Pictured is Dustin Whitlock. (Courtesy of UCSO)

UVALDE COUNTY, TexasUpdate:

Authorities have identified the shooting suspect still at large after firing at a Uvalde County sheriff’s deputy during a pursuit Saturday night.

The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office says Dustin Whitlock, of Rio Frio, has an active felony warrant and is facing a charge of attempted capital murder of a UCS deputy.

Whitlock is a registered sex offender and is considered armed and dangerous, according to the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page.

Officials say he was last seen at the stop location off of FM 1120, one half mile East of US Hwy 83 in Leakey.

Residents in the area are urged to contact the Real County Sheriff’s Office at 830-232-5201 if they spot suspicious behavior or have any information on Whitlock’s whereabouts.

Original:

A search is underway for a suspect accused of shooting at a deputy during a pursuit Saturday night, according to Uvalde County sheriffs.

Authorities say the pursuit stemmed from a traffic stop at 9:28 p.m. near the intersection of US Hwy 83 North and FM 1050 in Uvalde County.

The driver and the sole occupant of the vehicle sped away from police and were pursued by a deputy, per the UCSO Facebook page.

Officials say at 9:52 p.m., the driver crashed the vehicle into a tree on private property, located off of FM1120 in Real County.

Driver extracted from vehicle, hospitalized after crashing into utility pole, BCSO says

The driver fled the scene on foot before shooting at the deputy, striking his patrol vehicle several times, police say.

UCSO says the deputy then returned fire at the suspect who then fled the scene into a nearby wooded area.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect is still at large and the investigation is still ongoing.

We’ll bring more details as they become available.


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