Breaking News: Suspect in Custody After String of Homicides and Shootings in Central Texas
Authorities have confirmed that a suspect is now in custody following a series of homicides and shootings in Central Texas. The incidents resulted in the deaths of six individuals and left three others injured, including two police officers.
The suspect, a male whose identity has not been released, has been charged with capital murder and may face additional charges in the future. The crimes took place in two communities in Central Texas, with the suspect allegedly killing two people in a Bexar County home before moving on to Austin.
The events unfolded on Tuesday morning when the suspect allegedly shot and injured an Austin Independent School District officer. Shortly after, he proceeded to kill a man and a woman in a separate location. The suspect then shot and injured a man on a bicycle before targeting an Austin police officer who was responding to a burglary call.
Authorities believe that the first two victims were killed in Bexar County before the suspect moved on to Austin. The bodies of the victims were discovered by police at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
Timeline of Events
Here is a detailed timeline of the events:
- 10:40 a.m.: A school resource officer was shot in Austin.
- Noon: Two individuals were killed at a home located miles away from the school.
- 5 p.m.: A man on a bicycle was shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
- 7 p.m.: An officer was shot while responding to a burglary call, and two deceased individuals were found at the scene.
- 7:15 p.m.: The suspect was apprehended by police.
Bexar County, which is approximately 80 miles southwest of Austin, is where the suspect was connected to a home. However, the nature of the relationship between the suspect and the victims in both locations remains unknown.
Investigation and Connections
As authorities in Austin pursued their investigation into the suspect, they discovered a possible connection to an address in Bexar County. The police promptly contacted the local authorities, who proceeded to check the home. Inside, they uncovered a disturbing crime scene with two lifeless bodies. The relationship between the suspect and the victims in this home also remains unclear.
Sheriff Javier Salazar described the residents of the home as a quiet family, with the homeowner actively involved in the community and neighborhood watch programs. Investigators believe that the double homicide at this location occurred prior to the incidents in Austin.
Impact on Schools
Due to the ongoing investigations, two high schools in Austin will remain closed on Wednesday. The affected schools are Northeast Early College High School and International High School, which are located near the initial shooting.
Arrest and Charges
The suspect was arrested around 7:14 p.m. after fleeing the scene of a burglary and crashing his vehicle. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with capital murder. Additionally, there are pending charges related to an outstanding assault and family violence warrant.
This is an ongoing story, and further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
Read More of this Story at www.cnn.com – 2023-12-06 15:03:00
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