AUSTIN, Texas – A 23-year-old suspect is in custody after an officer-involved shooting with Austin police overnight on Monday.
Interim Police Chief Brian Manley said a 911 call around 12:30 a.m. reported that a son was threatening his father with a gun. The mother told the dispatcher that he had additional ammo around his neck.
The mother waited outside the house on the 6200 block of La Naranja Lane for police to arrive. Around 12:41 a.m. officers approaching the residence said they heard shots fired inside the house.
Police could see inside the house through a window and watched the suspect walk out of the house towards officers. According to investigators, the suspect fired at police who shot back in an exchange of gunfire.
The suspect then went back inside the house as police instructed him to come out with his hands up. With his hands in the air, the suspect eventually walked out of the house and was taken into custody.
EMS transported him to a nearby hospital to treat his non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released from the hospital and transported to the Travis County Jail.
Both of the officers who fired at the suspect have been placed on administrative leave following the shooting.
"We had two officers involved in this incident that fired their weapons, one of these officers have been with the dept for six years, and the other officer have been less than a year with our department, both of these officers will be placed on administrative leave while we investigate this incident," said Manley.
Abilene Trail is shut down near La Naranja Lane.
Victoria Maranan is LIVE with updates on Spectrum News.