A North Austin man was killed Friday morning after dog attack call turned into a police shooting.
It happened just before 8 a.m. at a home in the 10000 block of Lanshire Drive, just east of Metric Blvd. and south of Kramer Lane.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says a man at the home called police that morning saying he had shot and killed a pit bull that had attacked him in the backyard.
Acevedo says 911 dispatchers told the man that he needed to put the weapon away when the officers arrived – but the man refused.
When officers met the man outside he had a handgun in his waistband. Officers told him to put the weapon away, but he again refused, according to Acevedo.
When the officer tried to reach for the gun to secure it the man stepped back and pulled the gun out and pointed it at the officer – who then shot the man, according to Acevedo.
EMS responded to the scene and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chief Acevedo says the investigation into the shooting is ongoing with the help of the police monitor. The officer has been placed on administrative leave.
North Austin Man Killed In Police Shooting