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Austin police said a police officer killed a driver after a series of events that began when the driver pointed a gun at another officer who was off duty at the time.
An Austin police officer killed a driver ”Alexander Gonzales” Tuesday at the beginning of a series of events that began when the driver pointed a gun at another officer who was off duty at the time.
The man who died was Alexander Gonzales, 27, the Austin Police Department said in a statement.
APD has identified the man who died in this police shooting as 27-year-old Alexander Gonzales. A small memorial started near the scene in SE #Austin on Tuesday evening.
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Police Chief Brian Manley said?
The discharged officer told authorities he was driving home in his personal vehicle early Tuesday morning when another driver cut him off. This officer said the driver pointed a gun at him and fired at the vehicle, Manley said.
When other officers responded, the driver got out of his vehicle, went to the passenger side, opened the rear passenger door and got in, police said.
In a witness video on the Austin KVUE news channel, officers can be heard yelling “Stop” at Gonzales in English and Spanish.
One of the officers then opened fire on the driver and killed him, Manley said.
A gun was later recovered from the vehicle, police said.
The police chief said a 33-year-old passenger in the car was shot and injured. Police said body cameras showed her lying next to the passenger door when security officers arrived. Manley said that he was stable in a hospital.
A child who was also in the vehicle was not injured, but the Austin Police Victims Service took him to the hospital as a precaution.
Manley said an investigation was underway into the actions of the off-duty officer and the fatal shooting of the duty officer. Both were granted paid administrative leave under Austin Police Department guidelines.
A department spokesman said no further details are available.