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Cedar Park police shoot, kill armed suspect

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A suspect in a Cedar Park disturbance call was shot and killed by police Thursday afternoon.

According to Cedar Park Police Capt. Jeff Hayes, officers were called to the 400 block of Rainbow Bridge Drive early Thursday afternoon. Officials said the dead suspect's elderly mother made the 911 disturbance call.

She reported her 59-year-old son was breaking objects, including a TV, in the house and requested assistance from police.

"The person who called in was identified as the suspect’s mother, who called in she said that her son was causing a disturbance in the home, had busted up a television and was continuing to cause a disturbance. She actually exited the home because she voiced that she was afraid," Hayes said.

Upon arrival, the officers were confronted by the armed man. Hayes said the man had a firearm and shots were exchanged. The man was hit by at least one of the shots and died on the scene.

Texas Rangers, Cedar Park Police and the Williamson County District Attorneys' Office worked into Thursday evening trying to piece together exactly what happened.

"They wanted to create as wide as a crime scene as we could so we could get as much information as we can," Hayes said.

In following standard operating procedure, officers involved in the deadly shooting were placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation is completed.

The department is expected to release the name of the man who was killed and the names of the officers involved later Friday.

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