Officers' use of force justified in 2018 fatal shooting, DA says

July 16, 2019 - 12:11 pm

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Charges won't be purused against officers involved in a deady shooting on the city's east side in 2018, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced Tuesday.

The case involves the officer-involved shooting of 46-year old Victor Ancira on March 7, 2018, in the 4800 block of Tanney Street. Officers responded to the scene following a 911 call from a man who told dispatchers that he had killed his father and brother.

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After several attempts to disarm Ancira, three officers attempted to use a Taser against Ancira. He then charged at officers while holding a pickaxe; five officers opened fire at that point, fatally wounding him.

Ancira's father and brother were unharmed and located in the residence. Investigators also found what appeared to be a suicide note, left by Ancira.

At the time, the APD officers involved were placed on administrative leave.

According to the district attorney's office, all eight officers involved gave individual statements, as did other officers who were at the scene. Those statements were corroborated both by the physical evidence and video footage captured by multiple bodycams.

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