FREDERICKSBURG, Texas -- A three-hour standoff in Fredericksburg ended in a shootout.
It started around 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Valero Gas Station off South Adams Street.
Chief Steven Wetz with the Fredericksburg Police Department says Victor Antonio Valdez, 24, came in and brandished a weapon, telling two clerks to leave the store. The clerks called 911.
When officers arrived on the scene, they set up a perimeter around the store and tried to negotiate with Valdez.
"Over the store phone, we kept losing negotiations, and then he'd hang up the phone," Wetz said.
Police officers say Valdez's family also tried to negotiate with him through the phone, telling police he was a veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Police haven't been able to verify those claims.
After three hours officers say Valdez started shooting and they fired back. After 15 more minutes of negotiating, Valdez was checked out by EMS and put into police custody.
He is now in the Gillespie County Jail and charged with aggravated robbery.