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Man In Central Texas Accused Of Killing Six Faces Further Accusations

Texas Man Wanted For Shooting A Woman and A Dog, Victims Dead With Fatal Gunshot Wounds Photo From: iStock

There are additional charges against the man suspected of going on a deadly shooting rampage in central Texas.

What Happened?

According to records from the Travis County jail, 34-year-old Shane James Jr. is currently being charged with ten counts, including four counts of capital murder and first-degree felonies for aggravated assault against a public officer and mass shooting.

James is charged with six counts of killings and three counts of injuries in Austin and San Antonio last week, including the deaths of two police officers. Before moving on to Austin, investigators said James killed his parents at their Bexar County home, where the shooting spree started.

According to Austin police, James opened fire on an Austin ISD cop, killed four more people in south Austin, and then shot another officer. Those two officers are still healing from their wounds.

Break Out From Jail

James drove police officers crazy before they arrested him. According to a sheriff’s officer, James attempted to break out of jail after being arrested.


(Photo: CBS News)

According to Kristen Dark, a spokesman for the county sheriff’s office, James shoved past a prison officer last Wednesday at the Travis County Jail in Austin who was opening a door to his housing unit.

As prison officers tried to arrest James, he fought, according to Dark. In the end, he was restrained. Without bond, he is being detained at the Travis County jail. The reason behind the criminal spree is yet unknown.

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