A man who aimed a gun at police early Friday was taken into custody after being shot at by an officer and then barricading himself inside a Northeast Austin apartment complex, officials said.
It was the fifth officer-involved shooting of the year for Austin police, matching the number of such incidents in 2012.
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Previous 2013 officer-involved shootings
May 8 — An officer opens fire on a 54-year-old man who officials say disobeyed police commands to stay in his car and was making “furtive” movements after an East Austin traffic stop.
April 23 — Herbert Babelay, 54, was killed in a confrontation with police at his East Austin home after officials say he pointed a rifle at officers responding to reports of a suicidal man.
March 1 — John Schaefer, 70, was killed in a confrontation with police outside his Northwest Austin home.
Jan. 14 — Officer Roosevelt Granderson and robbery suspect Mark Fruge were both injured during a shootout near an East Austin shopping center.