Suspect Shot During Warrant Service
September 20, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Officer Matt Maggiolino, PIO
Suspect Shot During Warrant Service (Follow Up)
Yesterday, September 19th, 2018, during the execution of an arrest warrant at 323 Waco Ave, a wanted subject threatened an arresting officer with a folding utility knife. This resulted in League City Police Officer Shane Yount firing his handgun, striking the man. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
League City Police Officers made contact with a female occupant of 323 Waco Avenue, League City, in an attempt to apprehend, Royce Leon Sedotal Jr. Mr. Sedotal’s arrest warrants were issued after he was arrested the previous night following a disturbance call involving an assault. Mr. Sedotal escaped custody prior to being transported to the League City Jail. After a subsequent search, he was not located. 323 Waco Avenue is Mr. Sedotal’s residence of record as well as the location of the disturbance and arrest the previous night. After League City Police Officers made contact with a female occupant of 323 Waco Avenue, they were granted permission to look for Mr. Sedotal inside. During this search, Mr. Sedotal was located hiding in a closet and instructed to come out. Instead, Mr. Sedotal threatened the arresting officers with the knife.
Officer Shane Yount is a 12-year veteran of League City Police Department, and as is standard operating procedure, he was placed on paid Administrative Leave. Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the Criminal Investigation.