Police looking for man who shot two people in North Austin
AUSTIN, Texas —
Austin Police are looking for a man they say shot two people in North Austin last week.
According to an affidavit, officers responded to a call in the 9600 block of North Lamar on Thanksgiving Day, November 23.
They found two people who had been shot--a man shot in the left arm, and another victim who was shot in the stomach multiple times. They were both transported to the hospital.
Witnesses told police that the victims were in a parking lot when a blue SUV arrived. The two men walked up to the vehicle and shortly thereafter, witnesses heard the gunshots.
The victims returned to the group of witnesses and said they had been shot, police say.
Police went to Round Rock Hospital on Friday to speak with a friend of the victim shot in the stomach. According to court documents, the friend told investigators that the victim said he had been in a fight with a man he knew for five years named Mario, and that they were once friends on Facebook.
Officers gave the friend a description of the suspect, who told police that matched the description of Mario--later identified as 32-year-old Hector Mario Guajardo-Garcia.
Another witness told police that the victim shot in the stomach had told her that he had robbed Guajardo-Garcia during a drug deal several days before the shooting.
The man shot in the arm also identified Guajardo-Garcia as the suspect.
Guajardo-Garcia is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.