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UPDATE: Police find suspected Kerrville killer after hours-long standoff

UPDATE 3:53 p.m.:

Kerrville police say they have their suspect, 45-year-old Fernando Rolon, Jr., in custody after an hours-long standoff inside a local movie theater.

Police say based on his social media postings, it was believed Rolon was heavily armed.  Investigators also learned Rolon was an employee at the theater he had barricaded himself within.

The Kerrville Special Operations Unit entered the theater to use tear gas in order to convince Rolon to surrender.

After more than a dozen hours in the standoff, Rolon was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.  He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation into the death of 38-year-old Melissa Villagrana continues.

ORIGINAL:

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The search for a man accused of killing a woman outside a Walmart store in Kerrville has led officers to a movie theater where the suspect has barricaded himself.

Kerrville Police Sgt. Jonathan Lamb told KTSA News the man was seen fleeing after the woman was shot and killed late Monday night  in the Walmart parking lot on Junction Highway.

“We located the suspect in a commercial building in the 1400 block of Bandera Highway,” said Lamb.  “He is contained at that location and we are attempting to get him to surrender.”

Lamb said the area is closed off and there’s no danger to the public.

 

 

 


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