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Bexar County issues capital murder warrant for Austin shooting suspect

By meerna Jun12,2024

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A capital murder warrant has been issued for a man accused in a December 2023 shooting rampage from Bexar County to Austin, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office told KXAN on Tuesday.

Shane James, 35, was accused of shooting and killing two people, later identified as his parents, in their Bexar County home. He then traveled to Austin and continued the series of violent events that occurred on December 5, 2023.


The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double homicide that occurred on December 5, 2023 on Port Royal Street.  Police say the killing is related to a fatal shooting that occurred in Austin the same day.  (KXAN Photo/Blake DeVine)
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double homicide that occurred on December 5, 2023 on Port Royal Street. Police say the killing is related to a fatal shooting that occurred in Austin the same day. (KXAN Photo/Blake DeVine)

In total, James is accused of killing six people and injuring three others throughout Austin.

As of Tuesday, James was in the Travis County Jail on multiple murder charges, according to online Travis County court records.

Photo by Shane James (APD Photo)

In April, James’ attorneys in Travis County provided an update on the case, saying they were working on discovery, which was time-consuming due to the volume of information as well as the fact that discovery in the case was multiple. -jurisdictional.

James is scheduled to have a hearing in Travis County on Tuesday, but there have been no updates on the case. If we get any details, we will update this article.

KXAN has reached out to James’ attorneys for comment. If we receive a statement, we will update this story.

Dalton Huey and Kate Winkle contributed to this report.

By meerna

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