Senior Police Officer Jorge Pastore was shot and killed during a hostage barricade at 9308 Bernoulli Drive at about 4:10 am.
Patrol officers had initially responded to the residence for a domestic violence call involving a stabbing shortly before 3:00 am. Arriving officers located an injured victim outside of the home and learned there were two more injured victims inside. As the officers attempted to enter the home to rescue the victims the subject inside opened fire, causing the officers to retreat.
The agency's SWAT team arrived at the scene and attempted a hostage rescue at about 4:30 am. The subject opened fire on the SWAT team, fatally wounding Officer Pastore and wounding a second officer. The officers returned fire, killing him. The other two victims were also found deceased inside the home.
Officer Pastore had served with the Austin Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, two stepsons, and parents.
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Jessica is fundraising for one of the Austin SWAT team members, and his family, who was injured in the line of duty while trying to save hostages in the early morning hours of November 11th. He has a long road ahead. His wife is trying to care for him and their two little girls, ages 6 & 8. This fundraising is to help with medical bills and care over the coming months. Anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated.