Austin Police Investigate Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting at 1501 E Howard Lane After Disturbing 9-1-1 Call

Austin Police Investigate Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting at 1501 E Howard Lane After Disturbing 9-1-1 Call

The Austin Police Department (APD) is currently investigating an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred at 1501 E Howard Lane.

The incident unfolded at approximately 1:18 p.m. when Austin 9-1-1 Communications received a call reporting a man with a rifle in the parking lot at 1501 E Howard Lane. The caller, later identified as 63-year-old Konrad Farad Khorshahian, claimed the man was shooting, but the call ended abruptly without additional details.

APD officers were dispatched at 1:19 p.m. to the scene, where they encountered Mr. Khorshahian, who was later identified as the initial caller. The situation escalated when, at 1:27 p.m., officers reported that Mr. Khorshahian pointed what appeared to be a rifle at them.

Seeking cover behind parked vehicles, the officers gave verbal commands for Mr. Khorshahian to drop the weapon. At 1:28 p.m., he reportedly expressed a desire for the officers to shoot him. The officers continued to issue commands, attempting to deescalate the situation.

Air One was called to assist at 1:29 p.m. Within the same minute, an officer discharged his Department-approved firearm, striking Mr. Khorshahian, who was located behind a van. Emergency Medical Services were immediately called to the scene.

Despite officers rendering medical aid, Mr. Khorshahian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 1:48 p.m. Further investigation confirmed that he was in possession of a BB gun rifle.

The APD officer involved, with four and a half years of service, will be placed on administrative duty, as per protocol. The incident was captured on the officer’s body-worn cameras, and APD will release the related video within ten business days in accordance with policy.

Two concurrent investigations will be conducted by APD: a criminal investigation by the Special Investigations Unit in collaboration with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office and an administrative investigation by the Internal Affairs Unit with oversight from the Office of Police Oversight.

Fortunately, no other individuals, including officers, were physically injured during the incident. Witnesses or those with information are encouraged to contact APD’s Special Investigations Unit at (512) 974-6840 or Capitol Area Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477. Anonymous tips can be submitted online at