Domestic disturbance in Round Rock leads to deadly officer-involved shooting

A domestic disturbance turned into a deadly officer-involved shooting early Sunday in Round Rock, according to police. 

The man shot and killed in the incident, 65-year-old Martin John Bradley, was also the aggressor. He was involved in an altercation with his daughter and infant granddaughter before shooting at RRPD.

The Round Rock Police Department says officers responded to a home in the 3000 block of Bradford Park Drive around 12:15 a.m. Nov. 20 regarding a report of a domestic disturbance.

The caller, the daughter of the aggressor, had reported the disturbance was physical, and her one-year-old infant was also in the home. Officers arrived and found both the woman and child were able to exit the home safely.

RRPD says that the offense committed was determined to be a Class C misdemeanor and began to leave the area since "all potential victims were safe and out of the residence." However, as officers were leaving, a shot was fired from the home.

Officers reapproached and the suspect, later identified as a 65-year-old Martin John Bradley, exited the back porch, pointed his weapon and fired a shot. An officer, later identified as a Round Rock police sergeant, then fired a single shot.

The man was later determined to be dead. No officers were injured, and the sergeant who fired their weapon will be placed on administrative leave per department policy.

On Nov. 21, Round Rock police released the identity of the man as Martin John Bradley, 65. He was a Round Rock resident who lived at the Bradford Park Drive home where the incident occurred. 

Sergeant Christian Wilson was the officer who shot his weapon. Sergeant Wilson has been with the Round Rock police for 22 years.

One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, said her husband heard what was happening.

"He heard a gunshot, or he thought it was a gunshot, and then he was thinking, 'what is that noise?' and then he heard another one, and he was for sure it was a gunshot," she said.

At first, they weren't sure what was going on. "He thought someone was going into our vehicle, so he opened the door, and then an officer said, 'get back in the house, sir, we have an ongoing incident right now,'" she said.

She says this was her reaction after she found out what happened. "I thought maybe it was like a family domestic, so I don't feel like - it doesn't make me nervous as if it was someone random," she said.

"Our thoughts are with all involved in this incident. Any loss of life is tragic," Assistant Chief Justin Carmichael with Round Rock Police said.

The investigation is ongoing and the Texas Rangers and the Williamson County District Attorney will be assisting.