AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police say an armed man was fatally shot by officers at an apartment complex after refusing to drop his weapon.
Police Chief Art Acevedo said officers repeatedly asked the man to drop his weapon Monday, but he didn’t comply. Acevedo says police fired nonlethal rounds, which struck the man, but he continued to run toward officers, leading them to fire lethal rounds.
The incident started when police got a call about a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman at an apartment complex. Acevedo says that when police arrived, they found the man in the parking lot with a high-powered rifle.
The two officers who fired rounds were expected to be placed on administrative leave per protocol.