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Austin Crime Keeps Growing

Murders and aggravated assaults keep going up in Austin.  Unfortunately, the 2020 numbers are already looking like they are going to be smashed by 2021.

All too common are stories of early morning mysterious murders that are happening daily in the new Austin political climate.  While local politicians continue to push mask hysteria and defunding the cops as their primary agenda, crime and homelessness keeps surging to record levels.  This has gotten so far out of hand that now the state is looking to get involved.

These cases keep stacking up faster than the excuses from our local politicians.  This violent crime is not going down with the current ideology that is using Austin as a testing ground.  How long are Austin citizens going to sit back and allow the local government leadership to continue to make the community less safe?

 

Case:           21-0760229

Date:           March 17, 2021

Times:         5:03 a.m.

Location:     607 Trinity Street (Teller’s Bar)

At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Austin police responded to Teller’s Bar located at 607 Trinity Street to follow up on a disturbance involving two suspects, both described below, who were denied entry into the bar. In response, one of the men displayed a handgun and threatened the lives of multiple bar employees and patrons. The two males left the area after the driver with whom they arrived was arrested on unrelated charges.

Just before 5 a.m., the two suspects returned in a Chevrolet Trailblazer. As seen in this video, the driver pulled the vehicle into the alley next to Teller’s Bar and the passenger (suspect one) exited, ran toward the street and fired multiple rounds into a nearby vehicle that belongs to a bar employee. A female occupant, who was asleep inside, was struck by one of the rounds.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators say that this was an unprovoked attack. If you see the suspect’s vehicle or recognize the suspect(s), do not approach. Instead call 911 immediately.

Suspect one is described as:

  • Hispanic male
  • Estimated to be between 5’10” and 5’11”
  • Thin build
  • Short black hair
  • Last seen wearing black t-shirt, white shorts, white hoodie, and large gold chain

Suspect two is described as:

  • Hispanic male
  • Estimated to be between 5’6” and 5’8”
  • Heavy build
  • Bald
  • Last seen wearing black button down shirt with short sleeves and black tank top underneath and black and grey camouflage shorts

Suspect vehicle is described as:

  • White Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • Likely between model years 2002 to 2005
  • No front license plate

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or use the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.

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