AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man died Tuesday morning after being shot at a north Austin hotel by a Leander Police officer who was a member of the Central Texas Regional SWAT team.

According to Cedar Park Police, the SWAT team executed a search warrant at the InTown Suites Extended Stay on North Lamar Boulevard near Rundberg Lane at 12:30 a.m.

Leander Assistant Police Chief Billy Fletcher said in an update Wednesday it was the first police shooting LPD has been involved in, as well as the first police shooting for the SWAT team since its creation in 2014.

He also said it was not a “no-knock” search warrant and originated with CPPD, but the SWAT team executed the warrant because “it is standard practice for partnering agencies to use CTRS for our warrants and high-risk incidents.”

Police said a confidential informant led the team to the location in Austin.

“There were large amounts of narcotics in the apartment at the time,” Cedar Park Police Chief Mike Harmon said, referring to the extended-stay hotel. “That’s why the search warrant was executed.”

Fletcher gave details on the drugs, firearms and cash that were found while executing the search warrant:

  • 2.3 kilograms (5.06 pounds) of methamphetamine to make approximately 1,000 Ecstasy tablets
  • 12 ounces of psilocybin (mushrooms)
  • Approximately 250 Xanax pills
  • Three guns, two recovered by Cedar Park Police and another taken as evidence by APD
  • $6,795 in cash

Leander Police Chief Greg Minton said the officer shot and killed a 34-year-old man inside the hotel room. Police said the officer, who has been with the department for 17 years Minton said, is on administrative leave per LPD policy. They did not identify the officer or the man who died.

The hotel room where the officer-involved shooting took place. (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)

Fletcher said it may “take a few days” before authorities get a positive identification of the man who was killed.

“We are still reviewing video and gathering information relating to the officer-involved shooting,” Fletcher said. “We will not be releasing any additional information until we know it is 100% accurate. This case is still under investigation by the Austin Police Department.”

Austin police were called to the scene after the shooting to investigate, Minton said during an early morning news conference.

Austin-Travis County EMS told KXAN that one person died at the scene with gunshot wounds and a second person was taken to the hospital. The second person did not have gunshot wounds and is expected to survive.

No officers were injured during the shooting and there is no threat to the public.

Minton explained the Central Texas Regional SWAT team is made up of the Cedar Park Police Department, the Pflugerville Police Department, the Leander Police Department and the Georgetown Police Department.

Georgetown Police told KXAN that none of its officers fired weapons during the shooting.

Cedar Park Police reports its organized crime unit has served 13 narcotics search warrants this year.