BLOTTER: Man in his 20s shot, killed in North Austin, medics say


NORTH AUSTIN

Medics: Man in his 20s shot, killed

A man died Tuesday after a shooting in North Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

Medics responded to the incident in the 1500 block of East Parmer Lane around 3 p.m. and found a man in his 20s dead from a gunshot wound, officials said.

Austin police confirmed that they received reports of a shooting or stabbing around 2:57 p.m. at an apartment complex in the area. It was unclear Tuesday afternoon whether anyone had been taken into custody in connection with the incident.

— Mark Wilson, American-Statesman

NORTH AUSTIN

Police: Man who died in crash was pedestrian

Austin police say the man who died in a fatal crash in North Austin early Tuesday morning was a pedestrian.

Police said they were called at 2:11 a.m. to the 1000 block of Parmer Lane for a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. They found a man lying in the road when they arrived.

Austin-Travis County EMS medics took him to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

The victim had not been publicly identified by police as of Tuesday afternoon. Medics described him as a man in his 40s.

The driver who hit him stayed on scene, police said.

The lanes west of Interstate 35 on West Parmer Lane were temporarily closed after the crash.

— American-Statesman Staff

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AUSTIN POLICE

City to hold public forums on police oversight

The Austin City Council passed a resolution in March that directed City Manager Spencer Cronk to look into evidence-based best practices for civilian oversight of police.

The Police Oversight Advisory Working Group is composed by members of the Austin Police Department, the Austin police union, community activists and other city leaders. They have been working together to come up with recommendations for police oversight related to independence, the complaint process, community engagement and outreach, data analysis and public reporting, and a community panel.

Here’s a list of the forums slated for the next two weeks:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 1206 E. 9th St.
  • Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Ln.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Great Mount Zion Church, 4301 Tannehill Ln.

— Mark D. Wilson, American-Statesman

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Police: Woman injured in fight near campus

A woman was cut late Monday during a fight near the University of Texas campus, UT officials said.

UT Police Chief David Carter said one person was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct after the suspect inadvertently cut a woman’s arm in the incident, which involved three people near 27th Street and Whitis Avenue before 10:30 p.m.

The victim, who is estimated to be in her 50s, has minor injuries and was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center, university and Austin-Travis County EMS officials said.

— American-Statesman Staff

ROUND ROCK

Men accused of firing gun near high school

Two men were accused of firing a handgun in the direction of homes and schools in Round Rock during an incident that one of them posted on Snapchat, according to an arrest affidavit.

Jimmy Neal Campbell III of Killeen and Jonathan Alexander Patton of Round Rock, both of them 22 years old, were charged with deadly conduct, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Police responded after a number of people reported hearing shots fired Aug. 26 in an area behind Stony Point High School, at 1801 Tiger Trail, the affidavit states.

One of the callers told police that her child had seen a Snapchat video posted by a person called “Jimmy-icarrypistols,” according to the affidavit. The caller said she recognized the people in the video as possibly being residents of a nearby house.

A police officer viewed the Snapchat video, which was recorded at 3:18 a.m. Aug. 26 and showed Patton holding a pistol at a 45-degree angle and firing four shots in the direction of nearby homes, schools and streets, the affidavit says. The video also showed Campbell holding the same pistol and firing three shots, the document says.

A third man, whose name has not been released, also fired shots with the same pistol, according to the affidavit. The video ended with Campbell saying, “I ain’t got no more bullets,” the document says.

The handgun in the video was fired a total of nine times, the affidavit says.

Campbell later denied knowing anything about the shooting or where the firearm was located, according to the affidavit.

Both Campbell and Patton were being held Monday in the Williamson County Jail, with bail set at $20,000 for each of them.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman



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