Texas Deputy Shot, Killed in Own Home

Sgt. Craig Hutchinson; Photo: TCSO

Sgt. Craig Hutchinson; Photo: TCSO

The community or Round Rock, TX, just outside of Austin, is reeling today after learning of the shooting death of Travis County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Craig Hutchinson in his Round Rock home.

The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Monday morning when Sergeant Hutchinson radioed into police headquarters that people were running out of his backyard.

When responding officers arrived they located Hutchinson shot in his own yard.

Authorities have said that they believe the murder was linked to a robbery attempt and not to an ambush scenario. A manhunt is underway to locate the suspect or suspects.

Sergeant Hutchinson had been with the Travis County Sheriff's Office since 1985.

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