A daylong and evening long series of gunfire in Austin and San Antonio on Tuesday resulted in the deaths of six individuals. The police suspect that the murders are connected.
The gunfire erupted in Austin from early morning until late evening.
Tuesday morning at 10:45 a.m., a school resource officer was shot and killed as the initial casualty.
A few hours later, bodies of a man and a woman were discovered fatally shot in a residence in Austin.
A bicycle rider subsequently reported being wounded in South Austin just before 5:00 p.m. The individual was anticipated to survive, according to the police.
The Austin police then responded to a burglary report at another residence around 6 p.m. On the site, a man opened fire on police.
One of the officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being struck multiple times, but the suspect fled, according to interim chief of police Robin Henderson at a news conference.
The pursuit by the police resulted in a collision, during which the armed suspect was apprehended.
Immediately after 2:30 a.m., Shane James, 34, was apprehensived on four counts of capital murder, although no name was given by Austin authorities. The Travis County Jail maintained records.
As the pursuit continued, additional officers entered the residence that had been the subject of the burglary report. Two bodies were discovered inside.
Bexar County officials were informed of the shootings by Austin police, who also disclosed that the suspect had a connection to a residence in their vicinity.