Seven APD officers on administrative leave after deadly officer involved shooting

Seven Austin Police Department officers are on administrative leave after a deadly officer involved shooting.

APD Interim Chief Brian Manley calls it a complex situation with a chain of events taking place at various locations throughout the evening which ended on Edge Creek Drive where officers shot and killed a man who aimed a gun at them.

It all started around 5:30 p.m. on February 19th when 9-1-1 received a call asking for officers to go to 4800 Nuckols Crossing for a disturbance between two roommates.

APD also got reports of a possible kidnapping in the 3300 block of Parker Lane. The caller stated the suspect was possibly carrying a gun.

The suspect ended up getting in a cab and forcing the victims and driver to drive to the 4800 block of Nuckols Crossing. Shortly after officers conducted a high-risk felony traffic stop on the cab.

That's when police say the driver got out and the suspect drove off in the cab which led to a chase.

The chase ended at an apartment complex on Edge Creek Drive where police say they noticed the suspect had a gun.

APD says the suspect stopped at the gates of the apartment and held the gun to his head. He refused to comply with commands to drop his weapon and eventually began trying to ram the gates of the complex.

SWAT was called to the scene. Minutes later police fired several rounds and killed the suspect.

The suspect and the officers have not been identified.

A criminal investigation is being conducted by APD's Special Investigations Unit and the District Attorney's Office.