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APD investigates officer-involved shooting in Central Austin

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Austin police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred near 34th Street and Shoal Creek.

Friday afternoon while APD detectives where meeting with staff inside Benchmark Bank, which had been robbed earlier, a black male walked up to the front door and tried to open it. The door was locked of course because it had just been robbed.

He walked away but came back and tried to open it again. This time he got the attention of a bank manager who walked outside to talk with the guy.

The police say the bank manager felt there was something fishy going on and the guy wasn't who he said he was, so the bank manager told the detective who walked outside to talk to him.

Police say after a two to three minute chat, that's when for some unknown reason, the guy took off running.

"A foot chase ensued at which point the detective caught up with the subject underneath the bridge on Shoal Creek. The detective and the subject were engaged in a physical struggle underneath this bridge. During the struggle the detective discharged his weapon and the suspect is now deceased as a result of that gunfire," said Austin Police Assistant Chief Brian Manley.

Police say this is not the guy who robbed the bank.

They are still trying to figure out whether this man has something to do with the Benchmark robbery or not. They did not say if the man was armed or not.

The officer who shot the man was not injured, but he is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

The man's identity, nor the officer's identity has been released at this time.

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