Multiple Austin medical sources identify pediatrician Lindley Dodson as the victim in last night's hostage killing at Children's Medical Group.
The second person dead has not been identified but is said to be the alleged shooter, another physician, who did not work at the practice.
Austin physicians are already rallying around the late Dr. Dodson's memory, planning a candlelight vigil, assistance for her husband and children, and staffing for her pediatrics practice.
Dr. Dodson was a long-time Austin area physician who joined Children's Medical Group in 2017.
In 2019, she was named by Texas Super Doctors as one of the top pediatricians in Texas. According to the TSD website, she was also featured in the 2020 selection.
2 dead in late night Austin medical office hostage situation—pediatrician said to be one of the victims
Two have been pronounced dead by police after a six-hour hostage situation Tuesday evening at Children's Medical Group practice, just off Mopac at 35th Street.
At around 4 p.m., Austin police and SWAT were present at the doctor's office where multiple hostages, not identified, were held.
The Austin Police Department sent a robot unit into the building, which helped officers identify a victim through the camera on the robot. The SWAT team then entered the building and found two dead.
A pediatrician in the medical practice is said to be one of the victims, while the second person found dead is said to be the shooter. Neither has been identified by police.
Police are holding a press conference about the incident at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Two Austin police officers have been indicted by a Travis County grand jury in connection with a violent arrest case that had been closed with no findings of wrongdoing two years ago.
The officers, Chance Bretches and Gregory Gentry, are indicted on charges of felony assault after the case was reopened by new District Attorney Jose Garza.
In a statement on Friday, Police Chief Brian Manley said the officers had been investigating a drug deal when the suspect resisted arrest and caused injury to the officers and himself. Manley has, however, placed officers Bretches and Gentry on leave as a result of the indictments.
In response to the charges, attorneys for the officers said in a statement that they are "gravely concerned that the judgment of the newly elected DA, whose experience consists of seven weeks, is that both officers committed first-degree felonies punishable by life in prison."
The last time an APD officer was indicted in an excessive use-of-force case was in 2018.
A 29-year-old man was shot and killed during a drug deal in a South Austin home on Monday night.