Woman killed by Round Rock officers identified


by TINA SHIVELY / KVUE News & Photojournalist KENNETH NULL

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Posted on June 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 10:54 AM

ROUND ROCK -- Round Rock police have released the name of the woman killed by officers over the weekend. Officer Dee Carver with RRPD tells KVUE the woman is 31-year-old Sarah Harrington.

The woman was shot just before midnight on Sunday, June 23, in downtown Round Rock. Police say three officers with RRPD had no choice but to shoot and kill Harrington on the plaza, breaking glass in a building nearby.

RRPD says it all started when a woman called  911 with a cell phone to report that a woman who had just left a bar on Main Street had a gun. Police say nothing unusual happened inside the bar.

When officers arrived, they found the woman about a block away from the bar. Police say she told them she had a weapon but would not give it up. Officers then used pepper balls and stun guns to try and get her to surrender the weapon.

When Harrington pulled out her gun and pointed it at officers, police say they had to fire their weapons, shooting and killing her.

Police are now checking every detail to try and piece together exactly how it happened.

"She was sitting here for a few minutes by herself, so we're gonna conduct a thorough search just to make sure there was nothing in the area. We don't want to overlook anything, we want to make sure that everything is checked," Officer Carver said.

The three officers involved are:

  • Martin Flores - employed with Round Rock Police Dept. 11 years, 9 months
  • Logan Harper-Hill - employed with Round Rock Police Dept. 2 years, 2 months
  • Aaron Ballew - employed with Round Rock Police Dept. 1 year, 9 months

Toxicology reports on the woman will take time.

The Texas Rangers are assisting Round Rock police with the investigation.

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