UPDATE: Suspect in Llano police shooting in custody

Clinton Beau Gaylord

Clinton Beau Gaylord

FROM STAFF REPORTS

UPDATE: As of 5 p.m. Feb. 5, the Llano Police Department reported that 26-year-old Clinton Beau Gaylord was taken into custody. He was found in San Saba County. Details about the circumstances of his capture are pending. On Feb. 4, searchers discovered the Ford Mustang he was driving in mud covered with a tarp.

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LLANO — Authorities need the public’s help to find an armed man Feb. 4 who shot at police during a high-speed chase the night prior in Pontotoc in Mason County, according to the Llano Police Department.

Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Clinton Beau Gaylord. He is described as 6 feet 5 inches tall and about 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

“He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” according to a department statement.

At about 11:20 p.m. Feb. 3, a Llano police officer launched vehicle pursuit after a 2003 Ford Mustang — Texas license plate number CS5P037 — refused to stop within the western Llano city limits.

The vehicle traveled for 24 miles at a high rate of speed to East Commerce Street in Pontotoc.

Police say the suspect then fired shots from the vehicle at the police officer’s vehicle, and the officer shot at the suspect’s vehicle.

No one was injured, and the suspect escaped, according to police.

If someone sees a suspect matching the description, they should call the Llano Police Department at (325) 247-3028 or 9-1-1.

The Llano Police Department is being assisted in the search of the suspect by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Llano County Sheriff’s Office, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the San Saba County Sheriff’s Office and Lower Colorado River Authority rangers.

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