5 Round Rock police officers placed on leave after Saturday shooting

Round Rock Police Department
Round Rock Police Department

Five Round Rock police officers who discharged their guns during a shooting in a neighborhood on Saturday have been placed on administrative leave, as per protocol, officials said on Monday.

The suspect, 31-year-old Henry Tolentino of Round Rock was later found dead after the shooting on Saturday, police have said.

The cause of his death remains under investigation, according to police. They said he was wearing body armor.

Another person, who has not been identified, was shot and had injuries that were not considered life-threatening, officials have said. No officers were injured but one left the scene because of a medical condition, according to a police news release.

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The five officers placed on leave include Sgt. Kasheala May, who has been with the Police Department for 11 years; Sgt. Brian Quick, who has 21 years of experience; and detective Andrew Rivera, who has been with Round Rock police for nine years, the release said.

Officer Dillon Rizzo, who has served four years with the department, and officer Marcus Vasquez, who has been with the department for three years, also were placed on administrative leave, according to the release. It said administrative leave is in accordance with department policy in a use-of-force incident.

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, police received reports of a victim with multiple gunshot wounds in the 3500 block of Bent Tree Loop, the release said.

It said that a few minutes later, at 12:38 p.m., police received a report that a man with a black trench coat and an “AK-style rifle,” later identified as Tolentino, was running across FM 3406. Another report at 12:43 p.m. said a man wearing camouflage clothing, later identified as Tolentino, was seen near Behrens Ranch, police said.

When officers arrived, Tolentino immediately began shooting at them, the release said. It said officers fired back and Tolentino retreated into nearby woods at Camino del Verdes Place and Salorn Way.

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Tolentino began firing again and police shot back at him after several law enforcement agencies responded, the release said. It said police later found Tolentino in the woods and after firing non-lethal rounds at him and determined Tolentino was dead.

The Texas Rangers, the Round Rock Police Department and the Williamson County district attorney's office are investigating the incident, officials said.

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