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Austin shooting suspect arrested in Louisiana

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Donavan Hunt, who was wanted in connection to a downtown shooting in November, was arrested in Louisiana early Tuesday morning.

Hunt, who goes by his rap name Tanka 2, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony aggravated assault. Austin Police say that Hunt was performing with his rap group Da Young Outlawz at the Quantum Lounge on West 5th before the incident. According to investigators, Hunt and his friends argued with another group and began to fight outside.

Once outside, police say Hunt fired a gun hitting one man involved in the argument and an innocent bystander.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force determined that Hunt fled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Officers from a Louisiana based task forced captured him before dawn on Tuesday.

Hunt is currently in the Ascension Parish Jail while awaiting extradition.

"I credit the tenacity of both task forces who never gave up in their pursuit of Hunt," Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas said. "Hunt will be returned to Austin and will have his day in court."

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