72 year-old killed after being shot by Pflugerville police officer Wednesday

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PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — The Texas Rangers and the Travis County District Attorney are investigating after a Pflugerville police officer shot and killed a man early Wednesday morning.

Around midnight, Pflugerville Police officers went to a disturbance call on Lanark Loop, near the intersection of Picadilly Drive and Grand Avenue Parkway, after reports that a man with a gun was trying to force his way into someone’s bedroom.

Police say a man, later identified as Ronald Zavaglia, 72, who lived at the home had a weapon and was trying to break down a door. Moments after police arrived, an officer shot and killed Zavaglia, who they said was still armed.

Ian Clark is the officer who discharged the weapon that shot Zavaglia. He’s now on administrative leave. Investigators, including the Texas Rangers and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, will look at the video from body cameras.

Pflugerville Police say Clark has been with the department since October 2017 and has five total years of experience.

  • A Pflugerville police officer shot and killed someone who they say had a weapon and was trying to break down a door on Larnak Loop early Wednesday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • A Pflugerville police officer shot and killed someone who they say had a weapon and was trying to break down a door on Larnak Loop early Wednesday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)
  • A Pflugerville police officer shot and killed someone who they say had a weapon and was trying to break down a door on Larnak Loop early Wednesday morning. (KXAN photo/Nabil Remadna)

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