Suspect who shot at officers sought

Suspect who shot at officers sought

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Austin police are searching for a man who shot at officers Wednesday night.

It happened at the San Marin Apartments off Duval Road.

Officers came to the apartments around 9 p.m. Wednesday night on a check welfare call. They say a man with no relation to that call fired a single shot at them.

Officers collected a gun along the back side of the apartment complex Thursday afternoon. They do not know if it was the gun that was used. They will need to do further testing on it.

The officers who were at the scene Wednesday night say they saw the suspect, gave chase, but lost him. Air one came out to search as well as the K-9 unit. But he could not be found.

A neighbor who did not want to be shown on camera told us she's scared.

"This is not right, this is not right because the police officers they are here to help us and to keep peace. Right now we don't feel comfortable."

"There's no evidence to indicate anyone is in jeopardy or in harm's way. At this point it was an isolated incident for whatever reason this guy fired toward officers and I don't know if we'll ever have the answer as to why that occurred. If we are able to make an arrest we are for sure going to do that," APD Officer Jermaine Kilgore said.

Officers say the suspect is described as white or Hispanic, 5'7" in height and was wearing black pants and a grey sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call police. The man, when caught, will be charged with first degree felony of aggravated assault on a police officer.

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