A man is hospitalized in critical condition after investigators say he abducted a woman he knew from a Bastrop barber shop, drove her toward Austin, shot her dead as deputies approached, then turned the gun on himself.
The Travis County Sheriff's Office says a man walked into the barber shop about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and demanded that the woman leave with him, brandishing a handgun when the woman refused.
Spokeswoman Kristen Dark says the pair headed toward Austin on Texas 71 until coming upon Del Valle High School, where students were waging a walkout to protest a federal immigration crackdown. When deputies handling crowd and traffic control spotted the couple and approached, the man shot the woman, then himself with deputies opened fire.
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No identities have been released.