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Man Identified in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting (Update)

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Update: Austin Police have identified the man killed by police last night as 54-year-old Herbert Babelay.

Original Story (April 24, 8:23 a.m.): Four Austin Police Officers involved in a fatal shooting last night are on paid administrative leave. The officers shot and killed a man who they say pointed a rifle at them.

It happened in southeast Austin – in the 700 block of Valdez. Police were called to that address at 8:40 p.m. on a report of a homicidal or suicidal man.

APD did not release the identity of the man involved. 

No officers were injured.

APD tweeted the officers feared for their life.

The Austin-American Statesman reported late last night that APD Chief Art Acevedo said the police are treating the incident as a possible suicide by cop.

KEYE's Adam Bennett sent out a tweet this morning reporting officers are still on the scene.

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