Press Releases

Press Release #033114(18)-Police Respond to Person with Weapon
Mar 31, 2014   04:42 PM

Today, at approximately 11:52 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to the 2900 block of Waco Street for the report of a female subject who was reportedly walking in the roadway while holding a rifle.


 


Upon arrival, officers located the female subject who was carrying what appeared to be a rifle.  The woman was not pointing the rifle at anyone or making any threats.


 


Officers made contact with the woman and gave her multiple commands to drop the gun.  The woman, who initially did not respond to their commands, eventually dropped the gun and was taken into custody without incident.  The woman never made any threatening statements or movements towards the officers.


 


The woman, a 25-year-old San Angelo resident, was released to the custody of Tom Green County Mental Health Deputies.  The gun was determined to be a pellet gun.


 


No charges were filed. 


 


 


 


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Press Release #033114(17)-Southwest Apartment Damaged in Early Morning Crash
Mar 31, 2014   03:52 PM

An apartment unit was damaged after the driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro crashed into the unit's brick exterior early this morning.


 


Just before 8:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Plaza Square Apartments located at 4001 Sul Ross for the report of a single vehicle crash with a building. 


 


Upon arrival, police located a 28-year-old San Angelo resident who had been operating the Camaro prior to the crash.  The woman, who was not injured in the crash, told police she drove into the parking lot and intended to stop when she became ill and stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal.  The Camaro then traveled over a retaining wall and into the apartment's brick exterior.  The apartment unit was unoccupied at the time of the crash. 


 


A spokesperson for the apartment complex said the estimated damages were approximately $100,000.  


  


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Press Release #032614(15)-Update to Officer Involved Shooting
Mar 26, 2014   10:22 AM

The suspect involved in Monday's officer involved shooting incident, Charles D. Welborn, died yesterday evening while being treated at Shannon Medical Center.


 


At approximately 11:30 p.m. last night, March 25, 2014, Welborn succumbed to his gunshot wounds.  Welborn was transported from Shannon Medical Center to Lubbock, Texas for Autopsy.


 


The investigation has been turned over to the Texas Rangers.  Please direct future media inquiries to their Public Information Officer, Shawn Baxter, at shawn.baxter@dps.texas.gov or 325-234-9668. 


 


 


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Press Release #032514(14)-Update to Officer Involved Shooting
Mar 25, 2014   05:59 PM

The San Angelo Police Department is releasing additional details regarding the officer involved shooting incident that occurred yesterday.

 

  • No gunshots occurred inside of the store.  Initially, some witnesses reported hearing what sounded like gunshots coming from inside the store.  It is believed that the noise was the result of glass breakage when Welborn used an object to smash the store's gun case.

 

  • The officer discharged his weapon three times.  All three shots struck Welborn. 

 

  • Welborn remains hospitalized.  The extent of his injuries and current medical condition is unknown.

 

The San Angelo Police Department strives for transparency.  With all the rumor, misinformation, and innuendo associated with mass media regarding police incidents, it is important to us that we release as much information as possible without jeopardizing the integrity of ongoing investigations.    

 

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Press Release #032414(13)-Officer Involved Shooting at Walmart North
Mar 24, 2014   08:22 PM

A 42-year old man who was shot by police after committing an aggravated robbery at Walmart remains hospitalized this evening.

 

At approximately 2:40 p.m. today, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received multiple 911 calls regarding an unknown disturbance at the Walmart Supercenter located at 610 W. 29thStreet.

 

While enroute, officers received additional information that the subject was trying to break into a gun display case and was threatening employees with an explosive device. 

 

Upon officer arrival, several witnesses pointed out the location of the suspect, who had run to his vehicle after fleeing the store.    

 

An officer attempted to contact the man who appeared to be retrieving something from his vehicle.  The officer gave several orders to the man to step away from his vehicle and show his hands but the man failed to comply with the orders.  The man then retrieved a glass bottle from his vehicle, broke it and charged towards the officer at which time the officer fired upon the suspect.  Police requested San Angelo Fire Department Medics to the scene and administered first aid until an ambulance arrived.  Medics transported the suspect to Shannon Medical center for treatment.  The extent of his injuries and current medical condition is unknown at this time.

 

Two additional persons of interest located at the store at the time of the incident were detained and questioned by investigators.  The men were eventually released after investigators determined they were not involved with the incident.

 

Detectives learned that that prior to officer arrival, the suspect committed an aggravated robbery inside the store by threatening an employee with an alleged explosive device.  After hearing the threat, the employee ran off and the suspect broke into the display case and retrieved a rifle.  The suspect then fled the store after another employee took the rifle away from him. 

 

The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time.

 

The entrances to Walmart were blocked by police for several hours during the investigation and the store remains closed to the public at this time.  Several witnesses were also detained and interviewed before being released from the location.

 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.  

  

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