Texas man faces charges after four shootings in Austin
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man arrested last week by the Austin Police Department is facing four counts of aggravated assault after he reportedly opened fire on four separate occasions in August and September, in some cases injuring three souls.
APD said Kaabee Eduardo David Crowder, 33, was arrested on Oct. 18. He was taken to the Travis County Jail and is being held are currently being held on a total bond of $400,000 on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
The .40-caliber handgun used in the shooting was recovered from Crowder’s home. The gun casings found at each scene were entered into the National Integrated Ballistics Network, which helped officials link the four shootings to each other, APD said.
APD said in all of the shootings, the description of the suspect appeared to be the same.
Here’s a breakdown of each of the incidents as described by APD.
Around 6:15 a.m., APD said officers responded to a shooting at a south Austin hotel (2607 S. Interstate 35 service road). When officers got there, a witness said Crowder was walking through the bed of a pickup truck, according to APD. APD said when he noticed someone watching him, he drove off while firing several shots. In this case, the shots did not injure anyone.
Officers responded to a shooting at a convenience store in south Austin (6515 S. I-35 Service Road). APD said the victim was walking through a parking lot and was approached by Crowder. The victim said Crowder pulled out a gun and began shooting in the victim’s direction. The victim was not injured, according to APD.
APD officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of South Congress Avenue and Eberhart Lane. APD said the victim’s vehicle broke down. The victim then noticed Crowder standing near the vehicle. Crowder fired several times, striking the victim in both legs, APD said. Officers treated the victim, who was then taken to a hospital, APD said.
Officers responded to a shooting at another South Austin convenience store (201 W. Ben White Blvd.). This time, two victims were in a stopped car at the intersection of William Cannon Drive and Bluff Springs Road, according to APD. Crowder approached the car and fired multiple shots, hitting both victims, APD said. The victims received medical attention, but their lives were not in danger.
Anyone with information about these shootings can call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.