(CBSNewsTexas.com) - The Austin Police Department is investigating a
hostage situation that happened overnight, leaving one officer and two
victims dead, with a second officer in stable condition at a local
hospital. The suspect is deceased.
During a press briefing Saturday morning, Interim Chief of Police Robin Henderson shared details on the developing story.
"This has been a very tragic day," she said. "A very tragic incident for all involved."
First responders received a 911 call at 2:49 a.m. coming from 9308 Bernoulli Drive.
"A caller was screaming for help," Henderson shared. "The caller provided more details and said someone was stabbing her."
arrived at the scene at 2:57 a.m., where they discovered there were two
other people injured inside the home with the suspect. Before the
officers got there, though, a third victim escaped and was taken to a
3:00 a.m. officers announced and identified themselves before forcing
their way into the home. That's when the suspect started shooting at
them. The officers backed out without returning fire. At 3:06 a.m., SWAT
was called out to the scene—they arrived another hour later at 4:11.
The SWAT officers also forced their way into the home, at which point the suspect and officers exchanged gunfire.
At 4:15, it was communicated over radio that two officers had been shot. They were taken to a local hospital, but one of the SWAT officers died from his injuries, according to Mayor Kirk Watson's chief of staff. The second officer is in stable condition.