AUSTIN (KXAN) - A man is in critical condition and another is in jail after an assault on Sixth Street Tuesday that police say was all caught on their new crime cameras.
An Austin Police Department officer was flagged down by a man who told police another man had just been assaulted and was lying in the street, bleeding from the head.
According to an arrest affidavi, Johnny Cuero-Castillo, 24, and Westen Michael Taylor, 25, were walking along the 500 block of San Jacinto Street when Cuero-Castillo allegedly began to argue with a man.
Witnesses said Cuero-Castillo punched the man in the face and began to walk away. That's when, according to police, Taylor began arguing with the man, and allegedly punched him in the face.
The man fell to the ground and fractured his skull on the right side of his face. Police said the man also suffered brain bleeding near his carotid artery. Officials said the victim might require surgery as a result.
A witness led police to Cuero-Castillo and Taylor, men whom the witness said were seen fleeing the scene as the victim lay in the street.
Police said video surveillance from their new crime cameras installed downtown captured the assault.
Taylor is being held in the Travis County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
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