AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – An Austin police officer fatally shot a man early Tuesday after a series of events that began when another, off-duty police officer opened fire on the man’s car, the city’s police chief said.
Police Chief Brian Manley said an off-duty officer told authorities that he was driving home early Tuesday in his personal vehicle when another driver cut him off. The off-duty officer said the driver pointed a gun at him, so the officer fired into the vehicle, Manley said.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
Other officers responded and the driver got out of his vehicle and walked around to the passenger side. An on duty-officer then opened fire on the driver, killing him, Manley said.
The police chief said a woman who was a passenger in the car was shot and injured, but it was unclear when she was wounded. Manley said she was in stable condition at a hospital. A baby was also in the vehicle at the time but was not hurt.READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
Authorities have not released the names of those involved.
Manley said investigations were underway into the off-duty officer’s actions and the fatal shooting by the on-duty officer.MORE NEWS: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
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