Austin police release body camera footage of shooting with armed suspect hiding on restaurant patio


The Austin Police Department released body camera footage showing a gunfight with a suspect who allegedly displayed a gun in a “threatening manner” and fired at officers on Oct. 23.

The suspect, Emeka Onyeabo Williams, 42, was struck multiple times as officers returned fire and is in stable condition. He faces charges of attempted capital murder, fatal driving and reckless use of a firearm.

The incident began around 9:30 p.m. on October 23 when police received a 911 call about a man displaying a gun at an apartment complex in North Austin.

Several officers came out of the restaurant and ordered the suspect out with his hands up.
(Austin Police Department)

Officers responded to the area and quickly located Williams inside the front patio of a nearby restaurant.

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Attempts were made to evacuate the restaurant as an officer repeatedly asked Williams via a public address system to come out with his hands up.

At around 10:19 p.m., Williams reportedly began firing while still inside the patio, prompting five officers to return fire.

Williams began firing a handgun about 30 minutes after the clash with police began.

Williams began firing a handgun about 30 minutes after the clash with police began.
(Austin Police Department)

Five officers returned fire, hitting Willaims repeatedly.

Five officers returned fire, hitting Willaims repeatedly.
(Austin Police Department)

Body camera footage released on Friday shows Williams on the patio with a handgun in front of him after being repeatedly hit by gunfire.

Williams, who was previously arrested for assault causing bodily harm and felony possession of marijuana, was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. No one else was injured in the shooting.

A handgun could be seen in front of the suspect after the shooting.

A handgun could be seen in front of the suspect after the shooting.
(Austin Police Department)

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He is currently being held on a combined bond of $350,000, according to prison records.

The five officers who discharged their firearms have been placed on administrative duty pending an investigation.




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