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APD officers involved in shooting in Central Austin

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Two Austin police officers are on leave after shooting a man who they say pointed a gun at them multiple times.

The man who was shot they say aimed that laser at their chests.

Sunday night, a man called 9-1-1 to report that his friend needed help and hung up.

The caller did provide an address as an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Cole Street in central Austin.

When officers got there, they looked through a window and say they saw a man coming toward the window with a gun with a laser on it. They say he pointed the gun at them. One officer fired. But the man retreated further inside his apartment.

For 40 minutes, the officers say they took cover and watched him. Both officers say they could see the laser from the man's gun zeroed in on their chest. The two officers shot again and struck the man.

This is what Assistant Chief Raul Munguia says happened next.

"Within a few minutes the subject in the apartment started saying he was bleeding and needed help. At that point he came to the front door with his hands up and pretty much gave up. The officers took him into custody and got him into the ambulance where he was transported to the hospital," Assistant Chief Munguia said.

Munguia says the man had two gunshot wounds in his torso. He was in stable condition last night when he was taken to the hospital. The two officers are on paid administrative leave.

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