AUSTIN, TX — Police on Monday recognized an individual arrested in connection to a house invasion that turned violent over the weekend in northeast Austin.
The incident occurred on Sunday simply earlier than eight a.m. alongside the 2900 block of Pecan Springs Street. Police stated they obtained a name of an in-progress theft at a residence the place two residents reportedly had been shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered two gunshot wound victims and a person with penetrating trauma — later decided to have been one of many suspected robbers, police stated.
The wounded man was transported to Dell Seton Medical Middle the place he succumbed to his wounds simply earlier than 9:15 a.m., police stated. Legislation enforcement officers have been then notified of a second man with related wounds being dropped off by somebody in a tan-colored Volkswagen Jetta on the Ascension Seton Hospital on West 32nd Road.
Police stated they have been later in a position to decide the person who was lifeless on the scene, the opposite transported to Ascension Seton Hospital and the driving force of the Volkswagen Jetta had all been concerned within the tried theft. Throughout the course of the tried house theft, police stated, one of many residents fought off the suspects — stabbing two of them within the course of. One of many suspects then fired a weapon a number of instances, police stated, hanging two of the residents.
The three male suspects fled the residence earlier than one of many males collapsed within the driveway whereas the 2 others fled within the Volkswagen, police stated. Detectives have been in a position to find the driving force of the Volkswagen, figuring out him as 38-year-old Raul Luevano. Police stated Luevano waived his rights earlier than telling police what had occurred and was charged with homicide. At the very least one different arrest for homicide is predicted, police added.
“In Texas, chances are you’ll be charged with homicide if in the course of the act of making an attempt or committing a felony somebody is killed on account of these actions,” a police spokesperson defined to Patch in response to a question. “It doesn’t matter whether it is an meant sufferer or one other suspect that’s killed. In different phrases, if anybody dies when you are committing a felony, chances are you’ll be charged with homicide.”
Detectives ask anybody with video or details about this incident to name Crime Stoppers at (512) 974-TIPS or use the brand new Crime Stoppers App or e mail APD Murder at [email protected]. These submitting ideas have the choice of remaining nameless. Ideas additionally could be submitted by downloading APD’s cell app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.