AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A police officer in Texas shot and killed a man who was holding a child and woman hostage after breaking into their home, authorities said.

The 21-year-old man was holding the boy in front of him “in a hostage position” when a SWAT officer opened fire, killing the man, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said. The 10-year-old boy and the woman weren’t injured in the Wednesday night standoff, Manley said.

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Investigators believe the man first crashed his vehicle into a home, then broke into a different home on the same street, Manley said. The man then opened fire on responding officers, who were not struck by gunfire, he said.

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The investigation is still in its early stages, Manley said, but authorities don’t believe there was any connection between the man and the two people he held hostage.

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