AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department released video footage Tuesday from officers’ body-worn cameras of a deadly SWAT incident in south Austin that left an APD officer and three other people dead.
The shooting happened in a home in the 9300 block of Bernoulli Drive around 4:15 a.m. Nov. 11. APD Officer Jorge Pastore, two civilians and the suspect died. Another officer was injured but later released from the hospital, according to APD.
APD identified the two civilians who were killed in the incident as Eyman Ahmed Elnemrnassar, a 63-year-old woman, and Riad Mohamed Nassar, a 32-year-old man.
The suspect was identified by APD as 35-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Nassar.
The videos and 911 calls were released on APD’s YouTube page.
Editor’s Note: The below video is police officer body camera video released by the Austin Police Department on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. It contains footage that may be difficult to watch. This video was edited for time and sensitivity.
It started when APD responded to a 911 call reporting a stabbing at the home at 2:49 a.m. APD said officers entered the house in order to help the victims. When they did, the suspect shot at the officers. Those officers retreated from the home and called in SWAT.
SWAT arrived at the scene just after 3 a.m. An exchange of gunfire occurred when SWAT attempted to enter the home. Pastore and another officer were hit by gunfire. According to APD, the officer-involved shooting occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m.
ATCEMS evacuated the injured officers to Dell Seton Medical Center where Pastore died.
According to the Austin Police Association memorial website, this was the first time an Austin police officer was shot and killed on duty since 2012.
It is standard practice for APD to release bodycam footage of officer-involved shootings to the public 10 business days from the shooting.
Honoring APD Officer Jorge Pastore
First responders and the Austin community lined the streets for Pastore’s funeral procession on Nov. 17.
The procession traveled throughout Austin, starting in west Austin and ending at Circuit of the Americas Boulevard for a public visitation and funeral service.
Pastore was awarded the Medal of Valor “for displaying exceptional bravery and courageous action, risking life for serious bodily injury while in the performance of duty. In addition, a Purple Heart for his death resulting from a suspect’s actions in the line of duty under honorable circumstances with valor,” Interim Austin Police Chief Robin Henderson said.