AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man faces a murder charge after he allegedly agreed to meet with his ex’s new boyfriend and then shot him Monday night at a gas station, according to an arrest affidavit.
The victim has been identified as Marc Allan Shaw, 38, of Round Rock, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.
Travis County deputies arrested Andre Lashon Ross, 44, Tuesday morning at a gas station on Farm to Market Road 969 in connection with Monday night’s homicide investigation. He faces a murder charge, an affidavit says.
In the arrest affidavit, authorities say Ross shot the victim multiple times following a meeting outside a gas station. Shaw, who was in a relationship with the mother of Ross’ children, was pronounced dead at the scene, the affidavit says.
Ross, who wanted to get back together with the mother, asked her for the meeting because “he wanted to meet the guy she has around his kids,” the affidavit says. Ross told the woman to bring the kids, but only the oldest son wanted to go, the affidavit says. The age of the child was unclear in the affidavit.
The woman and her son went into the convenience store at the gas station to meet Ross. Ross and his son walked out together and went toward Ross’ vehicle, the affidavit says. The woman walked back to the car where Shaw was and drove back toward Ross’ vehicle, the affidavit says.
When Shaw met Ross, he tried to shake his hand, the affidavit says.
Ross refused to shake his hand, the affidavit said, and Shaw said he didn’t want any trouble. Ross then punched Shaw in the face, and Shaw grabbed Ross, the affidavit says.
Ross broke free from Shaw’s grasp, the affidavit says, and then he said something to Shaw. Ross then drew a handgun from his sweater and fired multiple shots at Shaw, the affidavit says.
Ross ran back to his vehicle where his son was sitting. The boy saw everything that happened, the affidavit says.
Ross then drove the woman and child back to the woman’s house, the affidavit said. Ross went into the house for about five minutes and the left on foot, the affidavit says.
The boy, crying, asked Ross why he shot the victim. Ross didn’t respond, the affidavit says.
Ross’ bail is set at $1 million, the affidavit says.
The sheriff’s office used K9 units and a helicopter during the search, they said.
Overnight, the sheriff’s office asked people in the Colony neighborhood in Austin to stay indoors after his car was found in that area. The sheriff’s office used reverse 911s to notify residents, and they also notified schools in the area.
A little after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, deputies began to clear the scene at the convenience store and towed an 18-wheeler. A deputy tells KXAN the 18-wheeler is tied to the investigation but they would not give any more details.
This is the first homicide the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this year.