Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time: 11:15 p.m.
Location: 12425 N. IH-35 Parking Lot
The Austin Police Department Aggravated Assault Unit is requesting the community’s assistance with identifying a suspect involved in a deadly conduct incident that occurred on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at approximately 11:15 p.m.
A fight broke out among several individuals in the parking lot where a car club was meeting. During the altercation, the suspect, pictured below, fired a gun into the air. In response, many in the crowd fled, some on foot and some in vehicles.
This incident occurred during a multi-agency police operation to address illegal activity associated with this car club that had been meeting on the property since the beginning of summer. Following the deadly conduct, law enforcement, who were monitoring the gathering remotely, swarmed in as quickly as possible to secure the area.
The suspect is described as:
- Black or Hispanic male
- Stocky build
- Last seen wearing a red sweatshirt, grey Nike shorts with “swoosh” on the left leg and possibly dark-colored sneakers
Shooting a gun into the air within the city limits is a Class A misdemeanor, but doing so in a crowded space is a third degree felony and is punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Detectives are asking that anyone who has information on this case to please call Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS (8477) or visit their website at www.austincrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via the web or mobile app. All information is anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1000.