Police-involved bar shooting leaves suspect dead, three others injured

AUSTIN, TX – In downtown Austin late on Saturday night, a shooting incident unfolded that left a man dead and several others injured, according to reports from the Austin Police Department.

The man had allegedly tried to enter a bar on East 6th Street while carrying a firearm. An employee at the bar flagged the armed man to the police, which resulted in officers approaching him. Upon being approached, the man allegedly aimed his weapon at the police and bystanders. Consequently, three officers fired multiple shots at the man, who was declared dead at the scene.

In the chaos, three other individuals were wounded, with the nature of their injuries not specified by the police. One of the people harmed is in critical condition, while the remaining two sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The involved officers are now temporarily on administrative duty as investigations commence into the shooting. The three officers are nine-year veterans of the Austin Police Department, as stated by APD Interim Chief Robin Henderson.

There will be multiple investigations about the incident. The APD’s Special Investigations Unit and the Travis County District Attorney’s Officer will conduct a criminal investigation, while an administrative investigation will be in the hands of APD’s Internal Affairs Unit and the Office of Police Oversight. APD also confirmed that bodycam footage from the shooting would be made public within the next ten business days.

Officials are urging anyone with additional information about the shooting to reach out to APD’s Special Investigation Unit or Capitol Area Crime Stoppers. The gunman’s identity remains undisclosed.