Date: March 17, 2021
Times: 5:03 a.m.
Location: 607 Trinity Street (Teller’s Bar)
At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Austin police responded to Teller’s Bar located at 607 Trinity Street to follow up on a disturbance involving two suspects, both described below, who were denied entry into the bar. In response, one of the men displayed a handgun and threatened the lives of multiple bar employees and patrons. The two males left the area after the driver with whom they arrived was arrested on unrelated charges.
Just before 5 a.m., the two suspects returned in a Chevrolet Trailblazer. As seen in this video, the driver pulled the vehicle into the alley next to Teller’s Bar and the passenger (suspect one) exited, ran toward the street and fired multiple rounds into a nearby vehicle that belongs to a bar employee. A female occupant, who was asleep inside, was struck by one of the rounds.
The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators say that this was an unprovoked attack. If you see the suspect’s vehicle or recognize the suspect(s), do not approach. Instead call 911 immediately.
Suspect one is described as:
- Hispanic male
- Estimated to be between 5’10” and 5’11”
- Thin build
- Short black hair
- Last seen wearing black t-shirt, white shorts, white hoodie, and large gold chain
Suspect two is described as:
- Hispanic male
- Estimated to be between 5’6” and 5’8”
- Heavy build
- Last seen wearing black button down shirt with short sleeves and black tank top underneath and black and grey camouflage shorts
Suspect vehicle is described as:
- White Chevrolet Trailblazer
- Likely between model years 2002 to 2005
- No front license plate
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or use the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.