AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 46-year-old man who called Austin police
claiming to have killed his father and brother was later fatally shot by
officers while holding a pickaxe.
The man's claim drew several officers to a home early Wednesday where they found the man in the street.
Police Chief Brian Manley says police video shows officers negotiating with the man and ordering him to drop the pickaxe.
used a stun gun and nonlethal rounds to disarm the man but were
unsuccessful. He was shot by officers when he raised the weapon as they
He died at the scene.
did not release the man's name but members of his family who had
gathered nearby identified him to the Austin American-Statesman as
His claims of having killed his father and brother were false.