APD Officers And The Fatal North Austin Shooting!

Following a Sunday night shooting in north Austin by members of the Austin Police Department, a man has passed away.

According to Interim Police Chief Robin Henderson, APD got a call around 8 p.m. that a man was threatening his wife and child with a gun inside an apartment in the 9000 block of Northgate Boulevard, between Highway 183 and West Rundberg Lane.

Henderson claimed that despite the police’s best efforts, the man refused to come out. Officers observed the man with the pistol on the balcony at around 8:30, so they fired a “less lethal” weapon at him before he fled inside.

Henderson claims that although the APD called for the SWAT team, police broke into the flat themselves out of concern for the safety of the mother and child.

Henderson claimed that as soon as the police entered the flat, the suspect started shooting at them with a gun. The officers then opened fire, striking the man.

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Despite the efforts of the officers, the man passed away. According to Henderson, the mother and child were able to leave the flat without suffering any harm.

According to APD procedure, the video that was captured by the officers’ body cameras will be made available in the upcoming weeks.

Henderson said that there was one Department of Public Safety trooper and four APD officers involved. Every officer in the APD was put on administrative duty.

The Office of Police Oversight will oversee an internal affairs investigation. At the same time, the Criminal Special Investigations Unit, in collaboration with DPS Rangers and the Travis County District Attorney, will conduct a parallel investigation.

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