Austin Cop On Leave For Fatally Shooting Suspect
The suspect was trying to flee at the time of the shooting and may have been reaching for a weapon.
The victim in the weekend shooting was a man in his 60s and police said they had received a complaint that he had been stalking a woman, police said.
“Officers instructed him to go and place his hands behind his back,” said Austin Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley.
“At that point, the suspect took off and fled running. As he is running, it can be seen on the officer’s in-car camera that he is reaching into the back of his shorts, grabbing for an item,” he said.