AUSTIN, Texas — Police gave more information about what led them to arrest Charles Curry in connection to Wednesday's shooting spree.
- Police were called to four separate shootings
- Identified suspect’s SUV from surveillance video
- Arrested 29-year-old Charles Curry
- Believe Curry is also linked to July 9 homicide
According to police, the first shooting occurred in the 8100 block of South I-35 frontage road around 2:06 p.m. Wednesday. A 33-year-old Hispanic woman was shot in the head while in the car with three kids. The wound was not fatal and she was later transported to the hospital.
The second shooting occurred in 5300 block of Ponciana Drive, although police say they received a late reporting of that one at 2:40 p.m. The third shooting occurred in the 1500 block of South Lamar at 2:32 p.m., and final shooting took place near the 4000 block of South Lamar. That call came in at 2:35 p.m.
In the fourth one, a bullet went through a vehicle and flew behind the driver's head. A 25-year-old woman suffered injuries to her face.
Police say the victims did not provoke the shooter and they appeared to be completely random in nature.
In several of the shootings, witnesses reported a white SUV was involved. When police went to investigate the first shooting, they were able to locate surveillance footage of the white SUV and get identifying information that led to the suspect.
APD began to make ties to a homicide that took place on July 9 and said there were some similarities between that crime and others. APD began ballistics testing on evidence from the July 11 scenes and the July 9 scene, and the testing showed the same weapon was used in both incidents.
At about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Travis County received a call of a man shooting a firearm at Bob Wentz Park.
Police later identified as Curry and took him into custody near the 1500 block of South Lamar. APD said Curry is the registered owner of the vehicle they were looking for.
Curry has been charged with one county of aggravated assault and APD says and they anticipate filing murder charges soon.