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Central Texas police say officers shot a woman to death woman after she pointed a gun at them.

Round Rock police spokeswoman Dee Carver told the Austin American-Statesman that police were called late Sunday about a woman carrying a weapon near a bar. Officers found the woman, Sarah Harrington, 31, sitting on a bench in front of City Hall, about two blocks from the bar where she had been a customer.

Carver said Harrington told officers she had a gun but wouldn’t surrender it. Officers tried to disable her with a stun gun and pepper-spray gun, but both were ineffective. Harrington then pointed the weapon at the officers, Carver said.

The officers were placed on administrative duties during an investigation.

— The Associated Press

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Authorities have identified three people killed in what’s described as a murder-suicide arising from a domestic dispute in West Texas.

Lubbock County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Taylor said the bodies of Jack Alexander Bridges, 17, and Kayla Ann Lewis, 19, were found Sunday morning at a Lubbock home. The body of Mark Antonio Reyes, 20, believed to be the gunman, was found at another residence. Taylor said his death is likely a suicide.

Investigators believe that a dispute prompted Reyes to go to Lewis’ home, where she and Bridges were killed with a handgun.

— The Associated Press

Escaped convict with ties to Zetas caught in Texas

Authorities say they’ve apprehended an escaped convict in South Texas who was part of a massive prison break last year in Mexico.

U.S. marshals said late Monday that they were acting on a tip when they found Gustavo Rodriguez Costilla, 24, hiding in a home Friday in Eagle Pass, about 140 miles southwest of San Antonio.

Rodriguez is believed to be one of 130 people who broke out of the prison in Piedras Negras in September. The prison is across the Rio Grande from Eagle Pass. Authorities say the break was organized by the Zetas drug cartel to recover members who had been imprisoned.

Rodriguez was jailed in Mexico for possessing firearms and grenades. He was being held Tuesday in the Maverick County Jail.

— The Associated Press

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