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Four suspects are now in custody for allegedly taking part in a string of nine armed robberies over the very last 7 days in Austin, Texas, only ending when a sufferer pulled out a gun and shot one particular of the suspects in the leg.
Paul Rossum, 18, Andre Harris, 18, and Jaylyn Reed, 17, were all billed with aggravated robbery with a lethal weapon. More charges are pending as police continue on their investigation.
A fourth juvenile suspect, who had just been produced from custody with an ankle watch on May 27 but minimize it off two days later on, was also arrested.
The crime spree begun on June 10 and spanned from downtown to north Austin.
“A person suspect would exit the vehicle and then enter a hectic small business region. The other suspects inside of the vehicle would also detect potential ‘targets,’ the Austin Law enforcement Division stated.
“The moment a person is determined, the suspects technique them, position a handgun, and demand their belongings. In several circumstances, the victims experienced head injuries right after remaining ‘pistol-whipped’ by the group of adult males.”
The robberies arrived to an conclude on June 14, when the suspects pulled up to a male and feminine sufferer who had been going for walks into a shopping mall and allegedly robbed the male of his backpack.
“Reed moved towards the getaway car even though pointing his handgun at the feminine sufferer,” Austin law enforcement reported. “The male sufferer pulled out his firearm and fired many shots at Reed and people in the Chevy Malibu in self-protection. As a result of this confrontation, Reed was shot in his suitable leg.”
Officers positioned the suspects a limited distance absent and set a tourniquet on Reed’s leg. He was later transported to a community medical center for remedy.
Jail data did not checklist an lawyer who could talk on their behalf.
Rossum, Reed, and the juvenile suspect were earlier arrested by Austin law enforcement in 2021 for a series of robberies.