AUSTIN (KXAN) - Four Austin police officers shot and killed a man in Southeast Austin while responding to a call Tuesday night about someone threatening to kill his roommate.
Chief Art Acevedo said the officers responded to the call at 8:40 p.m. in the 700 block of Valdez Street , near Ponca Street, where they encountered a man with a rifle who told them to leave his property. He was on a motorcycle behind the house, then retreated to a shed, the chief said.
At a news conference near the scene, Acevedo said the officers heard the gun cock, then saw the man take aim as he emerged from the shed. All four officers opened fire, the chief said.
The shooting started some 18 minutes after police arrived man was pronounced dead at 9:14 p.m. No officers were hurt and the dead man's name was not released.
Police said one of the officers has three years experience; another has one year of experience, the third officer has been on the force 18 months and the fourth officer had only been working for the department for a month.
All four officers have been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure, while the shooting is investigated. Their names were not disclosed.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.