Man identified, charged following officer-involved shooting in South Austin: APD

APD continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred in south Austin on Dec. 2.

A 40-year-old man was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant following the shooting, police said.

In a press conference following the incident, APD interim police chief Robin Henderson said that just before 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2, Austin 911 received a call for help about a man who was cutting his wrists and severely bleeding. 

In response, officers were dispatched to a home in the 1100 block of Brecon Lane near W. Dittmar Road on an attempted suicide hotshot call.

At 9:31 a.m., officers arrived at the home and spoke with the 911 caller, who directed them inside where the man was bleeding. Henderson said that preliminary information indicated the man, described as 40 years old, was having a mental health crisis.

Around the same time, ATCEMS arrived and began staging to offer medical aid.

At 9:32 a.m., officers entered the home to check on the man's welfare, announcing and identifying themselves as APD, said Henderson. As officers entered, the man called out to them and when they found him, the man was reportedly observed pointing a firearm at them.

One officer fired their taser at him, which Henderson said was ineffective. Then both officers fired their guns and the man was struck.

According to APD, the first officer who fired his gun was Detective Manual Delgado-Eberhardt, who has been with the department for almost 12 years. The second officer to fire his gun was Officer Robert Mattingly, who has been with APD for almost six years.

At 9:33 a.m., officers reported shots fired over the radio and that during the gunfire, the man had moved out of view. Two additional mental health officers arrived on scene and went inside to assist, said Henderson.

At 9:45 a.m., SWAT was called in, and then a minute later, officers said over the radio that they were stuck inside unable to see the man and were trying to locate him. The mental health officers communicated with the man for several minutes in an attempt to help him.

At 9:49 a.m., officers found the man and issued verbal commands in an effort to safely take him into custody. Officers and ATCEMS medics then escorted him out of the home.

The man was taken to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, said Henderson. No one else was injured.

On Dec. 11, the man was identified as Christophe Vanover, 40. He was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.

The entire incident was captured on the officers' body cameras and Henderson says the footage will be released within 10 business days as per department policy.

The two officers who fired their weapons were not identified by name Saturday. One has served almost six years with APD and the other almost 12 years. Both have been placed on administrative duty per department policy.

APD will be conducting two concurrent investigations into the incident: a criminal one with APD's Special Investigations Unit and the Travis County District Attorney's Office, and an administrative one with APD's Internal Affairs Unit and the Office of Police Oversight.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call APD at 512-974-6840 or Crime Stoppers at