Anthony Gonzales

Anthony Gonzales

Taylor police officers drew guns and chased down a man after an alleged road rage incident last week.

According to police reports, officers received at a call just before 5 p.m. Tuesday for shots fired at Main and Hosack streets.

Anthony Gonzales, 27, of Granger, was arrested after he reportedly fired a handgun at a yellow van in the area.

Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck said Gonzales was involved in a "driving confrontation."

"[Gonzales] was on foot, and he walked in front of an individual who was driving a vehicle," Fluck said. "The individual slammed on his brakes and there were some words."

At that point, Gonzales allegedly drew his weapon and shot at the driver. The driver was not armed and left the scene.

"He did not get involved in any type of further confrontation once [Gonzales] pulled a gun and discharged a round," Fluck said.

Fluck said officers responded quickly and found Gonzales and confronted him at gunpoint. Gonzales had a handgun and fled on foot.

Residents in the area said Gonzales ran through their yards during the pursuit.

Officers pursued Gonzales and eventually caught him coming out of the creek near the 1400 block of Porter Street.

"He was apprehended at gunpoint, and the handgun was recovered," Fluck said. 

Officers did have their guns drawn on Gonzales but did not fire at him.

The driver of the van was not injured, however Gonzales was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries sustained from running through the creek. He was treated and taken to the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown.

Gonzales was arrested and charged with deadly conduct and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, both third-degree felonies.

"I'm pleased our officers were able to engage in a foot pursuit and apprehend him," Fluck said. "Someone like this is a danger to the community."

Gonzales is still in custody at the Williamson County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

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