Family seeks answers after police kill Austin man on his own porch

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Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The family of an Austin, Texas, man is seeking answers after he was fatally shot by police last month on his front porch following a late-night emergency call by a neighbor.

Video and audio released Thursday show that Austin police officers arrived Nov. 15, yelled “drop your gun,” then fired at Rajan Moonesinghe, who was holding an AR-15-style weapon.

Officers were responding to a 911 call requesting police and mental health support because a man was holding a long gun outside in the residential neighborhood. Moonesinghe’s brother said police “shot first and asked questions later.” He asked city officials to hold police accountable.