Affidavit: Man charged for aggravated assault on a peace officer in East Austin

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A man has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, for intentionally shooting at various people, including police officers in East Austin last month.

The incident happened March 4 at around 2:48 a.m. at the Shell Gas Station located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Chicon Street.

According to the police affidavit, officers were conducting a traffic stop violation investigation when they heard gunfire coming from the parking lot of the Shell station.

Immediately after, they observed two people running away from the Shell and one of the officers, Detective Campos, went towards them. As he made contact with them, he heard more gunshots directed towards him and had to throw himself to the ground to avoid being shot, per the affidavit.

When the gunfire died down, he remade contact with the two subjects and saw one of them, identified as M.B., had been shot.

After further investigation and surveillance footage, police determined that M.B. had arrived to the Shell gas station and engaged in an altercation with several males. Then he began shooting at them in the parking lot and the group of men started shooting back at him, says the affidavit.

As M.B. began running towards were the police were conducting the traffic stop violation, the males kept shooting towards that direction.

Police believe M.B. discarded his handgun while he was running towards them, says the affidavit.

A witness told police that the man who was shooting at them was a black male she knew as "Chase."

Seven days later, police arrested 24-year-old Chase Collins for driving on a suspended license, per the affidavit.

After interviewing him at the police station, he admitted to have shot at M.B. multiple times and fleeing the scene.

Chase Collins was charged with with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, a first degree felony.

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