TABC agents shoot man

August 17, 2009 10:20:00 AM PDT
Two Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents shot a man who had tried to run over them after he led Austin police officers on a brief chase. The suspect was in critical condition at University Medical Center at Brackenridge after the shooting around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Officials declined to release his name and said they were not yet sure his family had been notified. The man had not been charged with a crime Sunday afternoon.

TABC Capt. Robert Saenz said he hopes officials can release more information about the shooting in the next few days, but limited what he said Sunday because of the pending inquiry.

TABC officials said three agents were patrolling near bars when they spotted a vehicle that Austin police had been pursuing. The agents followed the suspect's vehicle into the parking lot of an apartment complex and the suspect allegedly attempted to run over one of the agents.

That's when two agents fired their guns. All three agents have been placed on paid administrative leave.

The shooting was the first involving TABC agents since 2000.

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