Austin, Texas – Authorities identified the man accused of running away and pointing a gun at officers, prompting officers to shoot the suspect in an incident on October 19.
The individual identified as Richard Pollock, 43, is reportedly charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest with a motor vehicle, both felonies, along with a misdemeanor charge of illegally carrying a weapon. Authorities say Pollock was seen going north on I-35 “at high speed, recklessly entering and exiting traffic” and a Hays County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop him.
Pollock didn’t stop and accelerated. With the help of the Buda police officers, the officers managed to stop the vehicle at South Loop 4, just outside the Buda city limits.
Authorities indicated that at that moment, Pollock displayed a pistol and officers shot and wounded him. Pollock was taken to a hospital for treatment and was booked into the Hays County Jail on Tuesday.