Police are investigating after a shooting at a downtown ‘protest’ left a man dead Saturday night in Austin Texas
The Austin Police Department said it happened in the 300 block of Congress Avenue around 9:52 p.m.
Officers were out inspecting the riots when shots were fired, according to APD.
A man was then found with a gunshot wound. Medics performed CPR at the scene, but Austin police said the victim was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center, where he later died.
According to APD, initial reports said the victim might have been carrying a rifle when he approached the suspect’s vehicle. That’s when the suspect shot at the victim.
APD said the suspect is detained and is cooperating with officers. Neither the identity of the victim or suspect was released.
No one else was injured in the shooting, according to APD, even though Austin-Travis County EMS said emergency calls originally came in for multiple victims.
The victims fiancee mourned the shooting
Earlier in the evening he gave an interview citing he brought his gun to potentially use it on cops
This image shows what was happening moments before the shooting took place. 👇