AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is accusing three teens of taking part in an attempted robbery that sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital Saturday with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to an arrest affidavit.
According to a TCSO spokesperson early Sunday evening, that young man is still in the hospital.
TCSO deputies were called to assist EMS at the intersection of Saracen Road and San Juan Road at 4:54 p.m. Saturday. The caller said that a man had run by with blood all over himself and that there were multiple gunshots. A second caller reported seeing lots of kids running down the street and cars speeding off, according to the affidavit.
When deputies arrived, they detained David Orion Dewey-Haagensen, 17, Jesus Corrales, 17, and a 16-year-old boy at the scene. They also recovered a shotgun that was believed to have been used in the shooting.
In an interview with deputies, the unidentified 21-year-old victim said that he had been using Snapchat to talk with the 16-year-old whom he knew from the neighborhood. The victim said the 16-year-old asked him whether he was at home and the victim confirmed that he was.
Moments later, the victim said there was a knock at his door on Lancer Lane. When he opened it, the 16-year-old and two masked men were at the door with a shotgun demanding that he give them everything he had.
The victim told deputies that he grabbed the barrel of the shotgun as he was shot in the face. He said before he released the barrel he was shot a second time in the left shoulder. The victim said he turned to run toward the rear of the home, but was shot a third time in the back. He said he ran into his bedroom and barricaded himself in.
Corrales told police that he was picked up by Dewey-Haagensen, the 16-year-old boy and another person he identified as Kevin to go “hit a lick” — a slang term meaning to rob someone. Corrales said Dewey-Haagensen had the shotgun, he had a knife and the 16-year-old had a fake BB gun. He said the plan was to rob the victim of his marijuana, but after he was shot they all ran off.
They did not make it far because neighbors tackled them and brought them back to the scene.
Austin-Travis County EMS took Dewey-Haagensen to the hospital for injuries he sustained while attempting to flee the scene. The 21-year-old victim was also taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, and the 16-year-old boy was taken to the Gardner Betts Juvenile Detention Center. Corrales is currently being held at the Travis County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Many neighbors in the area didn’t want to speak with KXAN about this out of respect for the victim’s family. But they said the neighborhood definitely seemed quieter Sunday. They said that parts of their neighborhood were blocked off and filled with law enforcement vehicles until late in the night Saturday.
Nick Milburn, who lives nearby, was listening to music, so he didn’t hear the shots.
“I walked outside to clean my car, and see police line everywhere, police cars everywhere, wonder what’s going on. I hear helicopters above me, and I wonder what’s really going on?” Milburn said. “I was definitely shocked, it’s really quiet, really quiet over here, you probably only here fireworks every now and again.”
On Sunday, Eanes ISD sent a message to all parents after finding out that one former and one current student of Westlake High School were involved. In the letter, the superintendent explained the district has been in touch with TCSO about this crime.
“Please be assured this individual will not be in attendance at Westlake High School for the foreseeable future,” superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard said. “Further, law enforcement is confident there is no threat to any of our schools.”