Austin officer kills burglary suspect, 16

October 1, 2010 10:02:01 AM PDT
Austin police say an officer returned fire and killed a masked 16-year-old burglary suspect who had tried to flee after breaking into a store. Police say that hours later a second suspect, who's 15, surrendered at the insistence of his father.

Chief Art Acevedo says an officer responding to a burglary call at a Big Lots store shortly before 6 a.m. Friday was fired upon by a older suspect, then returned fire. Acevedo says the teen who was killed had a revolver. The officer was not hurt.

Acevedo says the younger suspect's father later called police to say his son wanted to give up.

Acevedo says a patrol car camera captured the shooting and it shows the incident happened as an officer had reported. The officer has been put on administrative leave pending further review.


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