Man dead after shooting in Northeast Austin, EMS says


Man dead after shooting, EMS says

A man died Tuesday afternoon in a shooting in Northeast Austin, authorities said.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services headed out at 4:31 p.m. after receiving reports of a man with a gunshot wound near East Parmer Lane and Dessau Road.

When crews arrived, they found an injured man in his 30s who was receiving CPR.

The man was pronounced dead at 4:48 p.m.

Austin police Lt. Brian Moon said the victim had been shot while inside of a vehicle, but no additional details were immediately available.

— Mark D. Wilson, American-Statesman


Police: Man angry with neighbor attacked him

Police said a Leander man who was angry about the light his neighbor was using to fix a car at night punched him Saturday and cut him with a knife, according to an arrest affidavit.

Peter Luginbill, 53, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Police were notified at 9:01 p.m. Saturday about the incident in the 700 block of Camino Real Drive in Leander, the affidavit said.

The victim said Luginbill and another man — who has not been charged — crossed the street yelling profanities against him and demanded he turn off a light he was using to work on a vehicle in his front yard, according to the affidavit.

The victim said Luginbill pinned him against the vehicle he was working on, struck him in the face and cut his left cheek with a knife, the affidavit said. The victim said the other man also hit him in the face, according to the document.

Luginbill was being held in the Williamson County Jail on Tuesday with bail set at $30,000.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman


$5,000 reward offered for thieves

Federal authorities and a firearms trade group have put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of thieves who stole 35 weapons from Southwest Austin-area dealer Storied Firearms.

Three thieves used a car to break into Storied Firearms at 9300 U.S. 290 West around 4:10 a.m. on Aug. 28, according to a statement Tuesday from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. An investigation is underway by the ATF and the Travis County sheriff’s office.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is matching the $2,500 offered by federal authorities for a total reward of up to $5,000.

Anyone with information about the crime can contact the ATF at 800-283-8477, email, or call the Travis County sheriff’s office at 512-854-1444.

— Roberto Villalpando, American-Statesman

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