Date: February 10, 2021
Time: 5:21 p.m.
Location: 2900 block of Rogge Lane
Deceased: Jordan Walton, Black male, born 6-10-1999
The Austin Police Department continues to investigate the officer involved shooting that occurred during the evening hours of Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
At approximately 5:18 p.m., the Austin Police Department responded to a 911 call of a black jeep that crashed into a house at the intersection of Rogge Lane and Manor Road. The caller stated a male subject left the scene of the crash on foot.
Austin 9-1-1 received a separate call at 5:21 p.m. from a resident in close proximity of the crash. This caller stated that someone broke into their residence. APD officers responded to the second caller’s location and attempted to make contact with them. While at the front door, a disturbance was heard inside and patrol officers forced entry into the residence. The suspect fired a gun at officers and a patrol officer returned fire. APD SWAT was requested and arrived on scene.
The suspect exited the residence holding a child hostage. An APD SWAT Officer fired a shot, striking the suspect, who was then pronounced deceased on scene. The child and female inside the residence were brought to safety and uninjured.
This incident was captured on body worn camera. Per APD protocol, both officers have been placed on Administrative Leave. The two officers involved have 8 and 13 years of service with the department. APD will conduct two concurrent investigations into this incident: a criminal investigation by the APD Special Investigations Unit in conjunction with the Travis County District Attorney's Office, and an administrative investigation conducted by the APD Internal Affairs Unit, with oversight from the Office of Police Oversight.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, or use the new Crime Stoppers App.