The records identify the suspect in Sunday’s police shooting

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In an affidavit filed Friday morning, the Austin Police Department identified the man at the center of Sunday night’s police shooting at a north Austin restaurant.

According to the affidavit, the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Emeka Onyeabho Williams, is charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer after surveillance video showed Williams firing his gun in the direction of the officers.

On the day of the incident, APD said officers responded to a caller who said a man walked toward her with a gun in a “threatening manner” in the 8900 block of North Lamar Boulevard.

According to the affidavit, Williams, matching the description of the man, was found by restaurant staff with a gun in sight.

Records say Williams tried to hide behind two rock pillars on the restaurant’s patio after police ordered him to come out with his hands up.

The affidavit said restaurant staff locked the patio doors leading to the main building, but one person was locked outside with Williams.

According to the report, APD officers attempted to instruct the subject to walk toward them, but instead they went to the locked front door. The report said officers then heard multiple gunshots coming from the patio.

The affidavit said police reviewed surveillance video from the restaurant that showed Williams firing in the officers’ direction.

The report said that in an attempt to rescue potentially injured people in the restaurant, APD entered the patio and encountered an armed Williams.

The officers fired at Williams and hit him several times. He was then taken to the hospital.

Travis County court records show Williams is also charged with deadly conduct involving the discharge of a firearm, a felony.

Williams was booked into the Travis County Jail Thursday night, according to jail records. As of Friday afternoon, he remained in custody on a total bond of $350,000.

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