Inmate shot dead by correctional officers after allegedly attempting to escape at Kyle Hospital

Officials said the inmate also assaulted the officer during the escape attempt.

KYLE, Texas – A suspected escape attempt by a Hays County inmate on Monday ended fatally Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in Kyle.

According to that Hays County Sheriff’s Officea Hays County correctional officer was guarding an inmate being treated at the hospital when he reportedly tried to escape, attacked the officer and ran through the emergency room on foot.

Officials said the officer shot and beat the inmate. The sheriff’s office reported that medical personnel immediately began life-saving measures, but the detainee was pronounced dead at the scene.

The inmate, whose identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was in jail on the following charges:

  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • jump bail
  • Non-appearance
  • Reckless driving
  • criminal mischief
  • evasion of arrest and detention

In accordance with the guidelines of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Rangers were also called to the scene to assist in the shooting with the officers. The officer concerned was placed on administrative leave.

Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to call Detective Travis Terreo of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7896 or and quote case number HCSO 2022-67679.

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Laura Coffey

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