AUSTIN (KXAN) — Officers with the Austin Police Department shot and killed a man on Colorado Street who they stated shot one other man downtown late Sunday evening, in keeping with Chief Joseph Chacon in his preliminary briefing of the incident.
An preliminary 911 name got here in simply after 11:30 with an individual reporting seeing a man with a gun close to fifth and Guadalupe Streets. Chacon stated officers instantly responded.
“Approximately one min later at 11:34 p.m., a second 911 call came in indicating that multiple gunshots had gone off, and people were running in the 300 block of W. 6th Street – and generally, it was chaos,” stated Chief Chacon, including that at that time – further officers had been assigned to the decision.
At 11:36, 911 obtained an replace that an individual had been shot. Police discovered the capturing sufferer – a man – about two minutes later with non-life-threatening accidents.
“For approximately the next five minutes, officers continued to blanket the area, looking for the individual involved in the shooting,” Chacon stated.
At 11:43, Chacon stated officers noticed a man that matched the outline of the shooter.
“[They] began to approach and called out and then officers observed that he was in possession of a gun. They yelled out to one another and began yelling at the man to drop the gun, and the man began to run. One of the officers jumped out of the utility vehicle and began pursuing on foot while the other two continued to pursue in the utility vehicle,” stated Chacon. “Officers multiple times were giving the direction to the individual to drop the weapon. Within seconds of the foot pursuit beginning, shots were fired. There were multiple officers that discharged their duty firearms at the individual and the individual did go down.”
Chacon stated officers instantly started life-saving measures, and the man later died on the hospital.
“During all of these events, I think this is important to stress, that this is the downtown entertainment district, there were people everywhere. Many on-foot, vehicles in the area as well. And generally this was a very, very active area of town despite the late hour,” stated Chacon.
Deaven Mabry, a pedicab operator who was working downtown when he heard gunshots, stated the violence was not a shock to him.
“I just kind of heard a couple gunshots,” he stated. “It was a little scary, but I’m kind of getting used to the occurrence here.”
The three officers who fired photographs have been positioned on administrative depart, which is division protocol. Also per APD protocol, the officers’ physique digicam video can be launched inside 10 enterprise days.
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