San Marcos police do not anticipate making arrests in an early Tuesday shooting that sent a man to an Austin hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
At about 5 a.m. Tuesday, police were dispatched to a home in the Villages on Telluride complex, formerly Aspen Heights, at 201 Telluride Street. A 29-year-old man was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin where he remained in critical condition as of late Wednesday afternoon, said Melissa Millecam, the city’s spokesperson.
Investigators say they will refer the case to the district attorney for review but do not plan on making any arrests themselves, Millecam said.
“The circumstances may not lend themselves to filing charges but the police department does want the DA to review the incident and determine whether criminal charges should be pursued,” Millecam said. “It’s not a cut-and-dry sort of case. It involves some complexities.”
The shooting was not random in nature but the result of “a long series of events that involved people who know each other,” Millecam said.
The police department does not intend to release the name of the victim or the shooter or many details about the circumstances of the shooting, Millecam said. Police sources contacted by the Mercury on Wednesday said they had been instructed to refer questions about the Telluride Street shooting to Millecam, which is not part of the police department’s regular policy.
Millecam said she is fielding questions about the Telluride Street shooting because several detectives are tied up daily at the ongoing capital murder trial of Willie Jenkins. Remaining officers in the criminal investigation division are busy with various investigations, she said.
“Their manpower is pretty limited right now. I think that has some impact on” the department’s reluctance to talk about the Telluride Street shooting except through Millecam.Email | Print