After breaking into a home Wednesday evening in East Austin, a 21 year old man with a gun allegedly held a woman and child hostage before Austin Police and SWAT intervened.
Police received a 911 call from the woman that said someone had broken into her home around 5:21 p.m. Officers arrived at the 2900 block of Rogge Lane, in which they forced entry when they heard screaming on the inside, according to Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.
Police fired at the suspect, and the suspect barricaded himself with the two hostages in the home. It is unknown if the suspect was injured from these shots.
The suspect eventually came out with the 10-year-old boy. SWAT shot at the suspect and was fatally injured; he was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. The woman and boy were safely rescued.
Police have not released the name of the suspect but said he did not have any relation to the woman and child.
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