Suspect shoots APD officer after double homicide in Southwest Austin: APD

Austin police say the suspect in a deadly shooting spree is in custody after an officer-involved shooting and police pursuit in Southwest Austin.

Police said a male cyclist was shot in the 5700 block of West Slaughter Lane before the suspect broke into a home in the 5300 block of Austral Loop around 6:45 p.m.

Austin police say they were responding to a burglary-in-progress call when they found the suspect in the backyard of the home. Police say the suspect immediately opened fire at the officer and the officer returned fire. The officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was not hit.


Police say the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle and, around 7:14 p.m., after a pursuit with officers, the suspect crashed at the intersection of South Highway 45 and FM 1826 and was taken into custody.

While the pursuit was happening, officers entered the home on Austral Loop and discovered two bodies inside.

Police say this suspect was also responsible for a shooting at Northeast ECHS, a shooting that left two people dead in South Austin, and a double homicide in Bexar County.

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