AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Police were investigating after an officer shot a man just after midnight Saturday morning.
The man who was shot underwent surgery and is in stable condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge and is in stable but serious condition.
Police received a burglar call at 12:14 a.m. in the 9400 block of Neils Thompson Road -- on the northeast corner of MoPac and U.S. 183.
Three minutes later, police tell KXAN an officer arrived on scene. When he pulled in, he saw a man put something in a car.
When the suspect got in the car, police tell us the 40-year-old man put his car in reverse -- driving away from the officer. After stopping, police say the man stopped, put the car in drive and rammed the officer's car.
Police say the officer then radioed dispatch telling them he had been hit.
Police then tell us the officer tried to get out his car, instructing the driver and passenger to put their hands up. The passenger, identified as a 20-year-old man, complied. The 40-year-old driver did not.
That's when investigators say the driver then accelerated again, pushing the officer's car into a tree.
Police Chief Art Acevedo says that is when the officer fired shots through the windshield of the car because the officer feared he would be run over by his own car or the suspect's.
Acevedo also says everything was captured on the officer's dash camera.
"We have very, very, dramatic video that will -- they say a picture is worth a thousand words I guess," Acevedo said. "This will be very dramatic and very telling when we do release it."
The man who was shot underwent surgery and is in stable condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge and is in stable but serious conditon.
The officer was also taken to an area hospital for a minor leg injury.
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