Doctors prepare to donate organs from Cedar Park shooting victim


CEDAR PARK

Doctors to donate organs from shooting victim

Doctors started work Tuesday morning on the process of donating organs from a woman who is on life support after she was injured in a shooting in Cedar Park on Saturday, said Alicia Inns, a police spokeswoman.

Hailey Michelle Reyes, 23, of San Antonio was shot by her father’s estranged brother outside a Cedar Park home Saturday, police said. She was in critical condition Tuesday at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center.

Her father, John Michael Garcia, 45, of San Antonio, was killed in the shooting, according to police.

Garcia’s estranged brother, Elijah Jared Stone, shot Garcia and Reyes before shooting and killing himself, investigators said. Police were still trying to determine a motive Tuesday.

— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman

NORTHEAST AUSTIN

Man faces murder charge after shooting victim dies

A man initially charged with assault after a shooting in Northeast Austin last year now faces a murder charge after the victim died from his injuries.

Carlos Ray Harris had been previously charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the Feb. 23, 2017, shooting of Andrew Brady in the 5600 block of Purple Sage Drive.

Witnesses identified Harris as the gunman and a cell phone found at the scene was traced to him, court documents said.

Harris was booked into the Travis County Jail, where he has been held ever since, including on multiple other charges such as drug possession and assault on a family member, records show.

Brady had been hospitalized since the shooting but died in February, exactly a year after the shooting.

The murder charge was added on May 10, with bail set at $250,000, the records show.

— Mary Huber, American-Statesman

SOUTHEAST AUSTIN

Driver in crash refused sobriety tests, police say

An Austin man who crashed his vehicle into a Southeast Austin health center on Monday refused multiple field sobriety tests and asked officers to “just arrest him,” according to court documents.

Austin police said Jeremy Cartwright, 42, drove a black Nissan Maxima through a wall at the Central Health Southeast Health and Wellness Center in the 2900 block of Montopolis Drive around 1:30 a.m.

His female passenger, who medics described as being in her 20s, was taken to the Dell Seton Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Cartwright was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in which the offense was his third or more. His bail was set at $20,000, according to an arrest affidavit.

Cartwright was arrested in April 1998 and November 2005 for driving while intoxicated, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, he will not be allowed to use a motor vehicle unless it has a vehicle ignition interlock, which requires a breath sample with a legal blood alcohol level of 0.08 before the engine can turn on.

— Kelsey Bradshaw, American-Statesman



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