East Austin shooting suspect released from hospital, arrested


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police arrested a man connected to the shooting death of a 19-year-old who was found in his car in a neighborhood near the Travis County Expo Center last week. The suspect had been in the hospital in serious condition last week.

Frank Williams, 53, faces a murder charge. He was arrested June 28 and is listed as being in custody in the Travis County Jail. KXAN has reached out to his attorney for comment and will update this story when we receive a response.

Frank Williams (Austin Police Department Photo)
Frank Williams (Austin Police Department Photo)

Police received 911 calls early in the morning of June 24 about shots in the 7200 block of East Meadow Bend Drive, near Colony Loop Drive and Decker Lane in east Austin. One of the callers said her boyfriend had been shot.

Officers found Ehhtee Cha in the driver’s seat of a parked car. He had been shot multiple times and died at the scene.

A man told police he was in his own truck parked at a home when he saw Williams get into Cha’s car. He heard gun shots seconds later, according to an affidavit. The man said he jumped out and fired into the air, and saw Williams leave the car with a gun in his hand. He said he shot at Williams, who tripped as he was running away. The man said Williams pointed his gun at him. The man said he fired “several more rounds in Williams’ direction in hopes of preventing himself from also getting shot,” according to the affidavit. The man called family for help and waited for police to arrive.

Police followed a trail of blood and money to a man lying on a front porch with a gun underneath him. He had been shot multiple times and was taken to the hospital.

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