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Murder suspect dies at Travis County jail, investigation underway into death

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A suspect accused of murder died this weekend in the Travis County jail.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office reported that staff members found Anthony Ryan Lilley, 31, unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning at the Travis County Correctional Complex. Deputies said employees started CPR and called EMS, who also responded but ultimately could not revive Lilley.

Police arrested Lilley on June 15 following a shooting that killed Travis Ray Clements in southeast Austin.

The sheriff’s office stated an investigation into the in-custody death is underway by the Internal Affairs Unit, the Criminal Investigations Division, the Texas Rangers and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy happened Sunday, and the sheriff’s office said the final report is pending toxicology results.

What happened on Todd Lane, according to police

According to the Austin Police Department, a woman called 911 on June 11, saying she had been robbed and shot. When officers arrived at 4123 Todd Lane, police found the woman and her husband, Clements, shot. Clements was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:29 p.m., police say.

APD says the couple knew Lilley, and drove to the southeast Austin location with their three children to meet with the suspect. During the meeting, shots were fired hitting both victims. Lilley reportedly left the scene.

The children were taken to a family member by crisis counselors. The woman was taken by medics to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say.

Author: Will DuPree
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Austin mass shooting: Newly-named murder suspect arrested in Killeen, police believe he was the sole shooter

KILLEEN, Texas (KXAN) — The Killeen Police Department announced officers arrested Sixth Street mass shooting suspect De’Ondre White on Thursday.

White, 19, is being held in Killeen City Jail, according to police, after being arrested without incident. Bond has been set at $ 1 million.

Officers said on Thursday at about 2:23 p.m., members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, with help from the Killeen PD SWAT team, found White in the 1300 block of Anna Lee Drive in Killeen. That’s west of South Fort Hood Street.

He was arrested on a warrant for murder in connection with the June 12 mass shooting that took place in downtown Austin, police said. White is awaiting arraignment.

De'Ondre White (Austin Police Department)
De’Ondre White (Austin Police Department)

“We are glad to work with dedicated professionals that are committed to keeping our communities safe regardless of boundaries. This case covered multiple jurisdictions, and together we were able to locate and take into custody a violent fugitive,” said Killeen PD Chief Charles Kimble in a press release.

White’s arrest comes just two days after the Travis County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges against the two previous teenaged suspects in the case, ages 15 and 17. White was named the new, sole suspect by the Austin Police Department on Tuesday.

APD claimed on Tuesday White was responsible for the death of 25-year-old Douglas Kantor in the mass shooting, which also injured 14 others. Interim Chief Joseph Chacon said new witness statements, ballistic evidence and surveillance camera footage led investigators to believe White was the one who fired the shots.

APD said White was interviewed after the shooting but was released back to Killeen. Officers said he changed his hair and appearance before hiding from law enforcement.

APD believes White fired the sole gun in shooting

According to an arrest affidavit for White, a disagreement between two rival groups of teens/young adults from Killeen led to the shooting.

When interviewed by police, two people within White’s group named White as the shooter, the affidavit said. One said a person with other group showed a gun, and that’s when White fired multiple rounds from near the curb line into the street at the other group.

“This information matches evidence on scene, specifically the location of the cartridge cases on the sidewalk and in the street near the curb, as well as the victim locations in the street, away from the sidewalk area,” the affidavit reads.

Witnesses said White admitted he shot in self defense during a discussion among the group once they returned to Killeen, according to the affidavit.

A third person in White’s group also said White was the shooter and described to investigators where White was standing as he allegedly fired shots into the street, which lined up with other witness accounts.

Crime scene investigators found eight cartridges at the scene in front of a pub on the sidewalk near the north curb line in the 400 block of East Sixth Street. A preliminary examination determined the eight cartridge cases were most likely fired from the same gun, according to the affidavit.

In White’s June 20 interview with investigators before he was released back to Killeen, he said his group was standing on the sidewalk facing the street, while the other group was in the street facing the buildings.

The affidavit said White “claimed to have turned away and then heard gunfire coming from [the other group].” But officers in the affidavit said this would not have lined up with where the cartridges and victims were found.

“No victims were located on the sidewalk and no projectile defects were located in the building behind [White’s group],” the affidavit said.

DA wants to add aggravated assault charges

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office released a statement Thursday evening, saying it will be presenting the case to a grand jury and asking that White be charged with murder and multiple counts of aggravated assault.

The office also plans to ask that White be held in custody while awaiting trail.

“We’re grateful to the Lone Star Task Force and APD for bringing Mr. White into custody,” said Travis County District Attorney José Garza in a press release. “We know this has been a scary and stressful time, and appreciate our community’s patience throughout the investigation. Based on both forensic and eyewitness testimony, we have full confidence that the person responsible for the shooting has been arrested and is no longer a danger to our community. At this time, we believe that Mr. White was the only shooter.” 

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

LIVE: 3rd teenage suspect identified in connection with 6th Street mass shooting in Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A third suspect has been has identified in connection with the June 12 mass shooting on Sixth Street in Austin that killed one man and injured 14 others.

Austin Police Department reports 19-year-old De’Ondre Jermirris White has been charged with murder — his bond has been set at $ 1 million. Police say White is responsible for the murder of the victim: 25-year-old Douglas Kantor, who was visiting Austin.

Travis County District Attorney’s Office will hold a news briefing at 11 a.m., where several officials are will speak, including Travis County DA Jose Garza and Austin Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon.

The DA’s office says the updates are regarding “the investigation and prosecution” in the case.

Jeremiah Tabb, 17, was arrested at a high school in Killeen on June 14 and was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. An argument between two groups of teens escalated into gunfire, and police say Tabb was the one of people who fired shots. A 15-year-old was also in custody in connection with the shooting.

Police say Tabb was part of one of the groups and the 15-year-old was part of the other. On Tuesday, however, police say they’re dropping charges against both.

Meanwhile, police say White is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

One other victim remains in critical condition as of last update.

Author: Billy Gates
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Suspect shot by police is man wanted for breaking into Harris Co. deputy's home, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A wanted suspect was rushed to the hospital Sunday evening after an exchange of gunfire with Houston Police Department’s SWAT team in north Houston.

It happened in the 500 block of West Greens Road near Antoine Drive around 5:40 p.m.

HPD said the wanted man was involved in breaking into the home of a Harris County deputy constable.

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SWAT officers were in the middle of serving the suspect a warrant when the incident occurred. HPD Chief Troy Finner said the suspect fired on officers and drove off but only made it two blocks down before firing on officers again.

The suspect then crashed into a tree, according to Finner. That’s when the man got out of the vehicle and fired a third time on officers. Finner said officers then fired back, striking him multiple times.

No officers were hit, according to HPD.

Finner said the suspect was in critical condition undergoing surgery.

Police later described the suspect as a 27-year-old Hispanic. Finner said his family was cooperating with police all day and also noted the suspect has a history of mental illness.

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Austin mass shooting: Teen arrested at Killeen area high school is 2nd suspect

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting that killed one and injured 13 others in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street over the weekend.

Jeremiah Roshaun Leland James Tabb, 17, is charged with aggravated assault, according to a release from the Austin Police Department.

Tabb was arrested Monday without incident in Killeen while enrolled in a summer school class, police say. Killeen ISD police say the suspect was arrested at Harker Heights High School.

On Saturday afternoon, APD confirmed the arrest of another juvenile in connection with the deadly shooting.

Douglas John Kantor, 25, died from his injuries at an Austin hospital Sunday at 12:01 p.m. after the shooting, police say.

At an initial police briefing, APD Police Chief Joseph Chacon said 11 people were receiving treatment at one hospital, while one victim went to a separate hospital, another received treatment at an emergency room and another self-transported.

APD response

Chacon said his officers rushed six patients to the hospital in their patrol vehicles, while Austin-Travis County EMS paramedics ended up taking four. Three were transported in personal vehicles, police said.

Police explained officers took some victims in patrol cars because the size of the large crowd on Sixth Street and the chaotic scene made it difficult for EMS and the Austin Fire Department to get to the area. Chacon credited his officers, who were working in five shifts, for applying first aid and tourniquets to save some of the victims.

Witnesses at the scene of the gunfire

Witnesses around the 400 block of 6th Street early Saturday morning described the chaos as the gun shots rang out.

“Everything was totally fine,” witness Matt Perlstein said. “… there were just so many people in the street. And we just heard like, nine — a bunch — gunshots going off. Everyone got on the ground. We couldn’t even comprehend what was going on at the time. It’s still difficult to comprehend.”

David Frost was also on East 6th, out for a night of fun with his cousin. He said the chaos happened just as bars were closing up for the night.

“We’re all going outside,” said Frost. “Nobody knew anything was going on until the cops were like, ‘Hey get off the street… this is an active crime scene, go to your cars immediately and get out of the streets.’

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Author: Andrew Schnitker
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Mass shooting on Austin's 6th Street: 13 hurt, suspect at large

AUSTIN, Texas — A shooting in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, Texas injured 13 people early Saturday, and police said the suspected shooter was not in custody.

Two of the injured people were in critical condition but as of the news conference at 4 a.m. local time, no one had died, interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said.

Gunfire erupted just before 1:30 a.m. along 6th Street, a popular area filled with bars and restaurants. The street was barricaded to keep out vehicle traffic at the time of the shooting, Chacon said.

It was unclear what sparked the shooting.

Eleven of the injured people were taken to one local hospital, another person was taken to a different hospital, and the other person went to an urgent care facility with gunshot wounds, Chacon said.

“Our officers responded very quickly,” the interim chief said. “They were able to immediately begin life-saving measures for many of these patients, including applications of tourniquets; applications of chest seals.”

Chacon also said some officers transported patients to hospitals in their police cruisers due to the nature of the scene, where it was hard to contain the crowd and get ambulances to those who were injured.

The shooter was not immediately arrested. Chacon said the description that police had of the suspect was “not very detailed,” but said the person was believed to be a man.

Investigators were reviewing surveillance video and other evidence from the area, Chacon said. He asked anyone with information on the shooting to contact police.

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Hanover shooting: One dead as large scale police operation underway – suspect on run

The incident took place in the city’s Herschelstrasse district.

Police have cordoned off the area and there are reports of traffic delays in the city centre.

The victims body is lying in the street and being guarded by armed police.

German newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine reports two vehicles, with bullet holes in their windshields, can be seen at the crime scene.

One is a white Mercedes with licence plates from Bavaria whilst the other is a Porsche Cayenne, registered to Hanover.

Police are searching for several suspects in connection with the incident.

They are currently unable to provide any details about the victim’s identity.

Officers have blocked off an intersection in the centre of Hanover as they conduct their search.

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Investigators need public’s help finding suspect who murdered man found in NE Harris Co. ditch

murdered man found in NE Harris Co. ditch

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Crime Stoppers Houston needs the public’s help finding who’s responsible for the murder of a man whose body was found dumped in a northeast Harris County ditch.

On Thursday, March 11 around noon, Daniel Ray Lerma Jr.’s body was found dumped in the 9600 block of Cline Road in the Forest Acres subdivision.

According to deputies, a homeowner driving on Cline Road spotted Lerma’s body and called authorities.

The area is sparsely populated and borders more than 180 acres of heavily forested land.

Deputies responded to the scene and found the victim lying unresponsive in a ditch. He had suffered a gunshot wound.

Lerma’s family is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for his murder.

His family will be speaking at a press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Crime Stoppers of Houston and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division. ABC13 will stream the press conference live in the video player above.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $ 5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.

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Suspect confessed to 10 Austin-area robberies, police say

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police arrested a 34-year-old man who’s suspected of taking part in at least 10 robberies in the Austin area between May 15 and 25.

Officers said David Olmos, 34, confessed to being involved in all 10 robberies after being arrested.

Nine robberies took place within Austin Police Department’s jurisdiction, and one was covered by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office:

  • May 15 – 1747 Rutland Drive (Rutland Food Store)
  • May 18 – 933 E. Rundberg Lane (Circle K Convenience Store)
  • May 18 – 7612 Brodie Lane (Brodie Food Mart)
  • May 20 – 8422 S. Congress Avenue (Shop and Carry)
  • (TCSO) – May 20 – 7612 Bluff Springs Road (Citgo gas station)
  • May 22 – 1025 W. Stassney Lane (7 Days Food Store)
  • May 22 – 2538 Elmont Drive (Food Spot)
  • May 23 – 10800 N. Lamar Boulevard (Robbery of individual)
  • May 23 – 11331 N. Lamar Boulevard (Robbery of individual)
  • May 25 – 4918 Burleson Road (Carjacking)

Police said the first seven robberies were done in a similar way. They accuse Olmos of entering convenience stores, pulling out a gun and demanding cash from clerks. Security video shows he arrived and left the scenes in a 2017 silver Chevy Silverado, APD said.

David Olmos' 2017 silver Chevy Silverado (APD Photo)
David Olmos’ 2017 silver Chevy Silverado (APD Photo)

In the eighth robbery (10800 N. Lamar Boulevard), police said Olmos took money from the victim and ran away. The victim called 911 while chasing him. That’s when Olmos shot at the victim, according to police. Officers got to the scene, but they said Olmos drove away in the same Silverado spotted at the other robberies.

In the ninth robbery (11331 N. Lamar Boulevard), police allege Olmos took money from a Cricket Wireless store. The victim confronted him, and police said Olmos pulled out a gun and threatened the victim.

In the final robbery (4918 Burleson Road), police said Olmos threatened a victim again with a gun and took their car. Olmos left behind his truck, which was seized by APD. Police said the stolen vehicle had a GPS tracker, which was tracked immediately after the robbery. A tactical unit found Olmos and the stolen car using that information.

When Olmos was arrested, police say he had the stolen car’s keys, cocaine, meth and a silver gun suspected to have been used in the other robberies. It matched the caliber of rounds fired during the eighth robbery.

KXAN has reached out to Olmos’ attorney for a statement. We will update this story if we hear back.

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The investigation is still open, APD said. Anyone with information about any of the robberies can call the APD Robbery tip line at (512) 974-5092.

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin