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At least six people died in separate incidents over the weekend, according to police.

The incidents:

  • Austin-Travis County EMS responded to 12 motorcycle incidents, involving 14 people, as the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally was held in Bastrop over the weekend. Three died at the scene, eight were taken to the hospital with one in critical condition.
  • Austin police officers shot and killed a man who was wielding a knife in North Austin at noon Sunday. A police officer stopped to check on a man who was in a disabled vehicle on E. Koenig Lane; the man had a knife and was described as "quite irate" and "erratic." Officers said the man shouted to "just shoot me" before advancing toward the officers. After using a less-lethal firearm, two other officers fired their guns and shot the man. The man was declared dead at 1:09 p.m. after he was taken to the hospital.
  • A woman's body was found in a vehicle at 5 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot at the West Riverside Splash Pad at Auditorium Shores. Austin police are investigating it as a suspicious death and have not released further information.
  • One has been confirmed dead and three were taken to the hospital after a shooting at 7:20 p.m. Sunday in Northwest Austin. Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said a verbal altercation resulted in shots being fired in the 12600 block of Oro Valley Trail.
The deadly weekend comes on the anniversary of the Sixth Street shooting that killed 1 and injured over a dozen last year.


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