AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man who police shot after he allegedly stabbed a woman to death Friday is in jail on a $1,000,000 bond as of Monday. Aubrey Quentin Garrett, 50, faces a first-degree murder charge.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, police received multiple calls around 6:38 a.m. about a man assaulting a woman outside an apartment at 5007 Lynnwood Street. Officers arrived and saw a man, later identified as Garrett, “pacing” with a knife in his hand, according to the affidavit. Officers gave him commands but he disregarded them and “tossed patio furniture and continued the knife attack on the victim who was on the ground.”
The victim was later identified by police as 43-year-old Andrea Faye Lindsey.
An officer shot Garrett to defend the victim, and he was taken to the hospital where he had surgery. The officer, Alfredo Delvalle — a 23-and-a-half year veteran of the force — was placed on administrative leave, per department policy. The victim died at the scene.
A family member of the suspect told police that Garrett and Lindsey stayed overnight at his apartment and that the family member woke up to Garrett yelling at her. He also said he saw Garrett with the type of knife that is carried on a waistband.
According to the affidavit, a neighbor also told police he saw Garrett “holding a large knife with both hands and then proceed to stab the victim multiple times. [The witness] estimated Aubrey Garrett attacked the victim for approximately 30 minutes until the first Austin Police Officer arrived on scene and intervened in the attack on the victim.” Austin police say the first 911 call came in at 6:38 a.m. An officer was assigned to the call at 6:40 a.m. and the first unit was on scene 8 minutes later.
“It is with obviously with great sadness that we lost someone today, but I can say from what I can understand our officers did everything they could when they got here to put an end to the threat that this suspect posed to this victim, but unfortunately the wounds were significant,” said APD interim Chief Brian Manley in a press conference Friday.
According to Travis County, the property on Lynnwood where the woman was stabbed is owned by Integral Care, the dba for Austin Travis County My Health My Resources. Representatives tell KXAN, “Integral Care works to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities.”