Watch These Brave Texas Police Officers Caught in Shootout
Two Austin police officers were involved in a shootout with a suspect in April and late last week, the Austin Police Department released footage of the shooting that happened on the city's northeast side.
The shooting took place near Interstate 35 and Cameron Road. Officers were fired upon after they responded to a 911 call where the caller said someone in another car was shooting at them. The caller was not harmed.
Officers found the 911 caller, who was not harmed, and then the car of the person they believed fired the shots, APD said. Police stopped the suspect’s car, but the person in the car started shooting at them. Two officers shot back.
One officer and the suspect were hit and injured, APD said at the time.
The officers who responded to the call were Jon Riordan and Kingley Kong.
They were both placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting, which is in line with APD policy. Kong has returned to full duty since then, and Riordan is on limited duty due to injuries he got during the shooting, APD said.
Click the link below to see the brave actions of the officers who were involved in the shootout. Viewer discretion is advised.
What a scary situation this must have been for both officers. There is no doubt that they saved lives by catching this dangerous man and taking him down. This bravery of these officers should not go unnoticed. There are those who say we do not need to have armed officers making traffic stops, I think the incredible actions of these two policemen prove that we do.
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