Longhorn Dam shooting update

Longhorn Dam shooting update

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A man has been charged with murder after Austin Police bike officers found him hiding out near the Longhorn Dam Friday.

Jose Miranda, 23, faces a charge of first degree murder.

Officers responded to shots fired near Longhorn Dam and found the suspect in the 400 block of South Pleasant Valley Road near the Kreig softball fields, just before 3 am Friday. He was in a tunnel leading towards the Hike and Bike Trail.

According to police, Miranda had a handgun and told officers that he had shot someone.  Officers later found a Hispanic male dead near the trail. 

The police affidavit said Miranda shot the victim several times with what turned out to be a stolen gun.  The suspect told police he shot the victim because he made sexual advances toward him.

Miranda's bond has been set at $1 million.


 

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