Chase leads to DPS trooper involved-shooting in North Austin

A chase led to a shooting involving a Texas DPS trooper in North Austin overnight.

According to the Austin Police Department, which assisted in the investigation, a trooper tried to pull a driver over just before 11 p.m. on July 22 and the driver wouldn't stop.


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Texas DPS says that this led to a pursuit, during which the suspect stopped, put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the trooper's patrol vehicle in the 10200 block of Rutland Village West, thus disabling the patrol vehicle.

The trooper fired at the suspect, who fled and hit two parked vehicles, disabling his own vehicle, says DPS.


APD responded to a shots fired call in the area and DPS says the suspect was still on scene when officers responded. Shortly after, the trooper arrived and identified the driver and vehicle as the suspect involved in the pursuit. 

The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Cesar Jaramillo-Garcia of Austin, was taken into custody without further incident. He has been charged with aggravated assault on public servant and evading arrest/detention with motor vehicle and booked into the Travis County Jail. 

DPS says neither the trooper nor the suspect was injured.

This incident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol and will be turned over to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office for review once complete.