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Austin police release BWC footage of shooting that killed officer and 3 others

Officer Jorge Pastore succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained when he entered the home with the SWAT team

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By Joanna Putman

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department has released body camera footage of an incident that left an officer and three other people dead, KXAN reported.

Officer Jorge Pastore, the suspect and two victims were killed during the incident on Nov. 11

Video released on Tuesday shows officers arriving at the scene to find a wounded victim outside of the home. The video does not show the victim, but during the 911 call released as a part of the critical incident report, a victim said that “someone is stabbing us.”

Two of the released body camera videos show officers’ initial attempts to enter the home. Video shows officers banging on the door repeatedly, demanding that the suspect come out of the house. As officers break down the door, several gunshots can be heard.

The third released body camera video shows the SWAT team entering the home. While the footage does not show any of the inside of the home in accordance with Texas law, the timeline report released by the police department indicates that Pastore and another officer were struck during this entry.

Pastore was awarded a Medal of Valor and a Purple Heart for his bravery in responding to the incident, Interim Austin Police Chief Robin Henderson said.