The gun Saavedra was in possession of had been reported to be stolen earlier.
When the pair got in, the woman appeared to text someone, the 33-year-old told an officer.
"A couple of officers were checking buildings on their regular patrol duties", Marble Falls Police Department Capt. Glenn Hanson said.
Cates was arrested on a complaint of assault and battery. Police on Tuesday declined to discuss the specifics of that incident, citing an ongoing investigation of the shooting.
The driver, identified as 44-year-old Marco Antonio Saavedra, had four warrants for his arrest, said Pasadena Police spokesman Vance Mitchell.
Van Putten said she plans to release additional information about the case later this morning.
Officers said the suspect fled and they tried to handcuff the suspect a second time, but the suspect continued to fight and resist officers.
Chief Tyler commented that "It is no secret that police officers have a unsafe job", adding that "we never know when a simple everyday encounter with someone can turn into a life or death situation".
A Sand Springs man was arrested for allegedly raping an underage girl he knew this week.
Police were sent to the property about 3.10am; however, no people or vehicles were there when they arrived. He was held in lieu of a $15,000 bond and is due at state Superior Court in Bridgeport April 12.
The officer wasn't struck by the vehicle, although it's unclear how he was injured. Officers immediately started first aid and called an ambulance, but the man died at the scene.
According to the report, the Marble Falls incident unfolded at about 1:30 a.m.in the 1800 block of 281.
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