AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A possible domestic dispute led to an officer-involved shooting off Loop 360 Sunday evening.
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley held a press conference in front of the scene, describing the events that led to the death of a 45-year-old Hispanic man and the injury of a 44-year-old Hispanic female.
According to Manley, the preliminary investigation points to a disturbance in a vehicle between a married couple.
Manley said that the initial call came in at 5:11 p.m. in the 5200 block of Loop 360 of a crash.
"We then started getting multiple calls from multiple witnesses," Manley said. "We got a call stating that there was a victim that had been hit by a vehicle, we got license plates of vehicles involved."
APD then began to get calls of a female that had been pushed and was being pinned on the ground.
Manley says at 5:13 p.m. a caller described a vehicle turning around, going northbound in the southbound lanes of Loop 360 and crashing into another vehicle. The caller also said the driver fled the scene. Multiple callers echoed this, along with descriptions of a female victim injured on the ground, says Manley.
"We also got a call at this point from a family member stating they had gotten a call from their relative that was at this location stating that she had been stabbed," Manley said.
The female victim was transported to the hospital where she is in serious, but not life-threatening condition.
The suspect was believed to be in the woods near Loop 360 and the Pennybacker Bridge boat launch, according to witnesses and the Austin Fire Department. APD called in their air and K9 units to help locate the suspect.
According to Manley, APD received calls that the suspect had been texting his stepdaughter, letting her know that her mother was okay, but that he would be killed by police.
At 6:21 p.m. officers reported shots fired and were performing CPR by 6:35 p.m. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries.
Body camera footage from a patrol officer and a K9 officer at the scene shows the officers coming to the wooded area and giving commands to a subject to drop the weapon and the subject responding multiple times that he had a gun and would shoot the officers. The officers then fired into the woods.
Manley said the patrol officer and the K-9 officer will be placed on administrative duty pending administrative and criminal investigations, as per standard protocol.
The investigation is still ongoing.