Man arrested in central Texas in connection with 7th Street shooting caught on video


AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Friday, Austin Police Department confirmed that 26-year-old Reginald Thomas had been arrested in central Texas’ McCulloch County in connection with the July 21 shooting of a woman on Seventh Street — which was caught on video.

According to APD, the victim of the shooting told police she and family members were at a cafe on Sixth and Sabine Streets when she saw Thomas with a gun. The victim told police Thomas and another woman caught up to the group when they’d run away and that he then jumped on her back.

The incident was caught on surveillance video.

WARNING: This video below shows the fight and shooting

The officer wrote in the affidavit that he observed, “Reginald struggling to get something out of the waistband area of his pants and then saw him shooting [the victim]. The video shows the gun malfunctioning, Reginald clearing the chamber and shooting [the victim] again.”

According to APD, Thomas is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Thomas faces more charges in McCulloch County, but they are not known at this time.

The Brady Police Department says that its August 2 arrest of Thomas happened after police assisted a DPS trooper on a traffic stop. According to Steve Thomas, Brady Chief of Police, Reginald Thomas was a passenger of the vehicle that was stopped but later took control of the vehicle and sped off while the trooper and the Brady officer talked to the driver.

According to BPD, the officer went after Thomas into nearby Concho County before Thomas finally stopped and surrendered after realizing Concho County authorities were also waiting for him.

Thomas was charged with: evading arrest/detention, delivery of a controlled substance — methamphetamine, possession of over four ounces/less than five pounds of marijuana, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of body armor, and failure to identify — fugitive from justice.

Once Thomas was arrested on the new charges, police learned of his Travis County warrants.

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