Officials: Armed man in Lake Buchanan subdivision shot dead during standoff with officers

BUCHANAN DAM — A 49-year-old man is dead after he reportedly pointed a gun at law enforcement officers during a standoff Oct. 29 in an upscale neighborhood on the shores of Lake Buchanan.

Texas Rangers are investigating the incident, which unfolded about 9:15 p.m. in the Point Tella neighborhood, officials said Oct. 30.

The dead man is identified as William Charles Lipscombe, investigators said.

After a caller dialed 911 to report shots fired, Llano County deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Senisa Court, said DPS spokesman Tom Vinger.

Law officers encountered an armed man who lived at the home, officials said.

According to the preliminary investigation, officers ordered the man to put the weapon down, but he instead turned it in their direction, Vinger said.

"Troopers responded by firing at the man, who died at the scene," Vinger said.

Since the episode is an officer-involved shooting, the Texas Rangers are handling the investigation, officials said.

Many of the homes in the Point Tella neighborhood are lakefront properties with balconies overlooking the largest of the Highland Lakes. Some residences are more than 3,300-square feet and list for nearly a half-million dollars.

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