Update: Man arrested after Pflugerville apartment shooting


Update: A man suspected of firing multiple shots in an apartment complex in Pflugerville on Wednesday night has been arrested, Pflugerville police said. 

Officers received reports of gunshots at Highlands Luxury Apartments in the 1500 block of South Heatherwilde Boulevard around 11:11 p.m. When officers arrived, more shots were fired by someone inside an apartment, officials said.

Police did not return fire, authorities said.

“It is estimated that more than 50 shots were fired from within the apartment, with bullets traveling through the walls into several adjacent apartments and the exterior of the building,” police said.

Several firearms were found in the residence, along with used and live ammunition, officials said. Once officers isolated the man, residents were evacuated to a nearby building and were interviewed.

The suspect fell out of an apartment window where he was then apprehended and taken to a local hospital, police said. He is being treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Police are currently processing the crime scene and will allow residents back in when they finish gathering evidence.

Many residents have been allowed to go back to their apartments to gather items to assist in their temporary relocation.

The man is in police custody, and criminal charges are pending, officials said.  While an investigation is ongoing, police said they believe it was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.

Earlier: Pflugerville authorities are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex that happened late Wednesday.

A man who is considered a person of interest by authorities was taken to a hospital but police did not provide details about his injuries.

Officers responded to a call about gunshots at the Highlands Luxury Apartments around 11:11 pm., Pflugerville police said.

When they arrived, gunshots could still be heard from a unit inside the complex, said Helena Wright, a police spokeswoman.

About 25 people living near the unit had to vacate their homes during the investigation, Wright said.

Some of the residents who had to leave said they began to hear gunshots after 11 p.m. and police began knocking on the residents’ doors around 11:30 p.m., they said.

As of 7 a.m., part of the complex was still blocked off with crime scene tape and some officers were still there. 

Residents have been told to call police to find out when they can return home.

Police said no charges have been filed yet in the case, but the investigation is ongoing.


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