A Texas police officer was killed and a second officer was wounded in a shooting early Saturday at a home in Austin that also left the suspected gunman dead, according to a City Council message board post by the chief of staff of the mayor.
“One of our SWAT officers is dead. Another officer was shot” shortly after 4 a.m., according to Colleen Pate’s post to Mayor Kirk Watson.
“The suspect was shot and died at the scene,” the post said, but provided no further information.
Austin police declined to comment until a news conference later Saturday.
“I am praying for the family of our fallen officer,” Watson said in a separate statement, and “for our officer who was shot and in surgery and his family.”