- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Austin police have identified an officer who was shot and injured during a fatal confrontation with a car burglary suspect.

Police announced Monday that Officer Armando Perez has been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated

Perez, who was hospitalized after the shooting, has been with the Austin police department for 9½ years.

Police say the Sunday shooting happened when Perez and a security guard tried to restrain the suspect in a parking lot after he had fled a downtown condominium complex where he had been seen breaking into cars.

Police say the suspect shot Perez in the stomach and the officer then fired back. The suspect died at the scene.

Authorities say the 25-year-old suspect’s name won’t be released until his family has been notified.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide