Man faces murder charge after victim in 2017 Northeast Austin shooting 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.

Police say in court documents that Harris, 29, shot Brady eight times for reasons that are not clear.

According to the documents, Harris had been hanging out at a residence in the 5600 block of Purple Sage Drive, which is near LBJ Early College High School, when Brady cut across the yard.

Witnesses said in the documents that Harris confronted him and started asking questions like “we straight?” but that the two men did not argue or fight before Harris pulled a gun and started shooting at Brady, the documents said.

The affidavits allege Harris stood over Brady and fired multiple rounds while he was already on the ground. 

Brady was hospitalized with injuries after the shooting but has since died. 

His family members could not be immediately reached on Tuesday.

Harris was arrested a few days after the shooting for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after witnesses identified him 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.

Harris was re-indicted by a Travis County grand jury last week, this time for murder. 

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

 


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