LAMPASAS — Police released the name of a man who doused himself with what officials believe was gasoline, led authorities on a chase in Lampasas County and then shot himself as officers tried to talk him out of it earlier this week.
The man, who died after shooting himself with a shotgun, was identified as Lampasas County resident Roy Braudt, 30, Lampasas police said.
Lampasas police responded to an alleged protective order violation call after 12:40 p.m. Monday near the 500 block of West Third Street, Assistant Police Chief Amy Bailey said.
Bailey said Braudt fled when police officer Andrew McCatherine arrived.
“He then doused himself with what officers believe was gasoline and jumped into his vehicle,” Bailey said.
Braudt led officers outside of city limits to County Road 3010, allegedly reaching speeds of 70 to 90 mph.
Bailey said Braudt stopped near an isolated field and put a shotgun to his face.
“Despite officers trying to talk him out of it and telling him it wasn’t worth it, he shot himself,” she said.
Officers called for an ambulance, and Brandt was later flown to Scott & White Hospital in Temple where he died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Bailey said other Lampasas Police Department officers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers assisted with the pursuit.
Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office authorities and the Lampasas Fire Department also responded, she said.
No officers or other residents were injured during the incident, Bailey said.
“Officers did an excellent job of handling this tragic situation,” she said.
The department offers condolences to family and friends of the deceased, she said.
Contact Rachael Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-501-7553