Shooting rampage suspect targeted victims at random, Austin police say


Austin police on Thursday said a former policy analyst at the Legislature is a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at a South Austin apartment complex Monday and in a shooting rampage Wednesday that left two women injured.

Charles Curry, 29, was arrested about 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Post South Lamar apartment complex at 1500 S. Lamar Blvd. Curry has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and police said they plan to file a murder charge against him in connection with Monday’s death of 32-year-old Christian Meroney.

For hours, police rummaged around the building along the bustling stretch of South Lamar Boulevard, hunting for evidence to tie Curry to five shootings across the Austin area on Wednesday.

Read more about Wednesday’s shootings and Curry’s work in politics at MyStatesman.com.



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