Austin downtown mass shooting, the second suspect involved in the shooting arrested
Austin, Texas – The second suspect involved in the Austin’s mass shooting was arrested on Monday police say. The shooting that occurred on Saturday resulted with one person killed and several other injured, some in critical condition.
According to Austin police, the second suspect is a 17-year-old boy, a Harker Heights High School student. The suspect is charged with aggravated assault.
Austin police are working closely with the Killeen Independent School District and its police department in the investigation, according to a statement from the district.
A spokesman for Killeen school police confirmed the arrest of the 17-year-old and referred further questions to the school district, which is located about 70 miles north of Austin. The school district referred questions to Austin police, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Austin police announced a prior arrest Saturday, hours after the early-morning shooting. Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon has said investigators believe the violence started as a dispute between two parties. Chacon declined to disclose details such as whether detectives believe both suspects fired shots, citing the ongoing investigation.
The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. on the Texas capital city’s 6th Street, sparking panic in the popular nightlife destination.
Douglas John Kantor, 25, who was hospitalized with critical gunshot wounds following the shooting, died Sunday at 12:01 p.m., the Austin Police Department said in a news release.
Austin police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the department’s homicide division at 512-974-TIPS, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. People who call may remain anonymous.
Anyone in the community who needs support in the aftermath of the shooting was encouraged to contact Austin Police Department Victim Services at 512-974-5037.