Authorities say Travis County Sgt. Craig Hutchinson told dispatchers there were prowlers in his yard before he was found mortally wounded July 25. Investigators initially said he was shot while confronting suspects, but last week the fatal shot came from the 54-year-old deputy’s own service weapon.
Investigators are trying to determine if Sgt. Hutchinson shot himself or if someone took his gun and used it against him.
Documents, obtained by the Austin American-Statesman and television station in the area, show that SunTrust Mortgage filed a notice with the Williamson County clerk’s office July 11 announcing that Hutchinson’s home was eligible for a foreclosure sale.
Hutchinson was a 32-year veteran officer and was set to retire in September.
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