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Video: Austin Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Sunday Shooting

April 04, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Austin Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Sunday Shooting

An Austin police officer is hospitalized and a man is dead after a shooting in downtown Austin Sunday.

In a press conference Sunday, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said a security guard was monitoring surveillance cameras at the Austin City Lofts and spotted a man allegedly burglarizing vehicles in a parking garage. Police say the security guard initiated contact with the suspect.

Austin police were called. Arriving on the scene an APD officer saw the security guard chasing a suspect and called for backup, KEYE TV reports.

The foot pursuit ended in a parking lot at 508 West Ave. where, according to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, the security guard knocked the suspect to the ground. Police say the APD officer was able to make contact with the suspect and gave verbal commands for the suspect to show him his hands.

"That suspect, suddenly without any warning, turned, took out a semi automatic pistol and fired one shot at our officer," said Chief Acevedo. He explains, the officer was struck in the lower right portion of his abdomen below his vest. Police say he then fired back at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The wounded officer has been identified as Officer Armando Perez, and he is now recovering in the hospital, reports Fox 7 Austin.

Comments (2)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 3:13 PM

My prayers go out to the Officer and his/her family. Heal quickly.

bob peterson @ 4/4/2016 6:49 PM

Great job officer, your going home and the perp is not. Stay safe officers.

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