Incident Summary:

11/28/2014: An assailant opened fire on police headquarters in Austin, Texas, United States. This was one of three attacks carried out by the same assailant that targeted government and security buildings in the city on the same day. The assailant was shot and killed when police responded, but there were no other casualties reported. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, the deceased assailant was identified as Larry McQuilliams. Sources suspected that the incidents were fueled by anti-government and anti-immigration sentiments.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Austin Police Department
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Government extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomb squad called in after Austin police kill gunman," CNN, November 28, 2014.
"'Active Shooter' Opens Fire on Cop HQ, Other Buildings in Austin,", November 28, 2014.
"Gunman killed after targeting Austin police headquarters," USA Today, November 28, 2014.