Austin man pleaded guilty to opening fire at police in March 2018 shooting

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Officer involved shooting on La Naranja

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man has pleaded guilty to shooting at police in connection to a March 12, 2018 officer-involved shooting.

The district attorney’s office released a statement saying that 25-year-old Kyle Thomas Garcia, entered a guilty plea of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

The incident took place back in March of 2018 on the 6200 block of La Naranja Lane in southwest Austin. Police received a call around 12:30 a.m. from a woman reporting that her son was intoxicated and threatening his father with a firearm, according to an arrest affidavit.

Court documents say that Garcia chased his father into the master bedroom while holding a gun. The father said his son then began to stab the door with a knife and he also fired through the master bedroom door. 

Responding officers say that Garcia opened the front door with a pistol and did not disarm himself when told to. They say Garcia then opened fire at the officers.

After returning fire police say Garcia went back inside, then came back out momentarily and surrendered.

Garcia’s charge of aggravated assault against his father was dismissed and he was sentenced to 10-years in prison.

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