Man Opens Fire In Hotel Lobby


 
Man Opens Fire In Hotel Lobby

Man Opens Fire In Hotel Lobby

  ( 4UMF NEWS ) Man Opens Fire In Hotel Lobby: Austin police have shot and killed a man with a rifle at a posh downtown hotel who they say fatally shot another person in the lobby. Assistant police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference Sunday that the shootings occurred shortly before 5 a.m. at the Omni Austin Hotel, about four blocks from the state Capitol. A caller to emergency dispatchers reported a man in the lobby "walking around with a gun," then said he shot someone. The 911 operator could hear crying and yelling in the background. Responding officers encountered a man who appeared to be in his 30s with a rifle. Manley said the officers chased the man back into the lobby where he fired "several shots around the hotel," including at police. A five-year veteran of the police force then shot and killed the man near a restaurant in the hotel. Manley said the officer was placed on routine administrative leave during the investigation. Source