Friday 30 September 2016

Gunman suspected of killing woman (20) during Austin shooting arrested

Published 03/08/2016 | 20:01

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Credit: Twitter/@doritosr
Credit: Twitter/@doritosr

The man suspected of opening fire in a crowded Austin entertainment district, killing a bystander, has been arrested, police say.

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The Austin Police Department said US Marshals arrested a 24-year-old man in Atlanta on Wednesday morning.

The man had been wanted since the shooting early on Sunday that police say caused "chaos" along Austin's famed Sixth Street of music clubs.

Authorities say he was likely aiming for someone else when a bullet struck and killed a 20-year-old woman who was in the area with her wife. Three other women were also taken to hospital after the attack.

A judge this week signed a warrant and set bond for the suspect at 2 million US dollars (£1.5m).

Court documents show that a witness told police that the man pulled a handgun out of his waistband and began firing after being shoved by another man.

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