AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect involved in a northwest Austin hookah lounge shooting in late January, where at least five people were shot. Two of the victims died.
The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Christijan Deshaun Stevens. He now faces a capital murder charge.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force found Stevens in Killeen, Texas, on March 8, according to officials.
The shooting happened at the Moon Palace Hookah Lounge at 12636 Research Blvd. on Jan. 28.
Police said Stevens was the only shooter and fired shots from inside the hookah lounge. Police did not have details on a motive.
Brayden Bolyard, 17, was pronounced dead on the scene. APD also reported Jaitron Tatum, 18, later died from gunshot wounds. APD said because two people died during the same criminal episode, the case was considered capital murder.
According to Travis County court records, a total of four victims were taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries. At the time of the shooting, at least 100 people were inside the venue.
Surveillance video from the venue showed a man, later identified as Stevens, shooting at a specific person. That person was later identified as Tatum.
Stevens was identified as the person of interest within the first 24-48 hours of the investigation, APD said during a Monday morning press conference.
Stevens is being held in the Bell County Jail and will be transported to Travis County, APD said.
His bond was set at $4.5 million, according to online booking records from the Bell County Jail.
The investigation is still open.