APD asking for help finding suspects in officer-involved shooting

The Austin Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying suspects involved in a shooting with police which led to a chase early Saturday morning

Around 1:30 a.m., Austin police say they noticed a dark colored Cadillac parked in a barricaded area off Sixth and Neches Street. According to Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, when officers approached the Cadillac the driver accelerated towards them, forcing officers to jump out of the way. 

"The driver instead pulls in the direction of the officers in a high rate of speed and instead heads northbound on Neches further into the barricaded area," said Chief Manley. 

Chief Manley says one officer shot at the Cadillac as it was leaving the scene. 

A short police chase ensued after the Cadillac.

Police say the officers chased the suspects through areas of southeast Austin. "The pursuing officers determined it was too dangerous to continue the pursuit that times so they seized the pursuit," said Chief Manley. The chief says they believe there were three to four passengers in the car.

Police say body cameras and downtown halo cameras captured the incident. 

"Dark colored four-door Cadillac with tinted windows," said Chief Manley.

Police describe the driver as being either a white or Hispanic man with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt. Police also say one of the passengers appeared to be a white or Hispanic man with dark hair. They added that the car didn't have a front license plate.

Chief Manley says the officer involved in the shooting has been with the department for a little less than 10 years and has been placed on administrative duty which is standard practice. 

Anyone with information should call APD's homicide tip line at (512) 477-3588.



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