AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is accused of firing shots into a crowd outside a concert on Sixth Street earlier this month, according to an arrest affidavit. Police responding to reports of that gunfire later shot another man who ran at them holding a gun.
Police responded to the 300 block of East Sixth Street after hearing gunshots in a parking lot behind the Terminal Six club, where an NBA Youngboy concert had been held the night of Aug. 17.
A 21-year-old, later identified as rapper Aquantis Jaymond Griffin, ran toward officers out of an alley connected to the parking lot while carrying a black handgun, according to an affidavit. “Officers began giving Griffin commands to ‘drop the gun.’ Griffin disregarded the officer’s commands, raised his right hand, with the handgun, and pointed the handgun in the direction of officers,” the affidavit continued. Eight officers shot him, while another officer deployed a stun gun.
Investigators say Jordan Seguin, 21, had been involved in the shooting officers were responding to when Griffin ran toward them. According to an affidavit, he posted on social media about that first shooting, saying “p—- a– boy shouldn’t have pulled that burner out like he was tough. And 33 a b—-, n—- NBA AINT THE ONLY ONES THUGGIN.” The affidavit continued that the detective “recognized through his training and experience that Seguin’s comment refers to Griffin brandishing a firearm and that Seguin and his associates were also carrying weapons.”
Surveillance video also captured that shooting and what happened beforehand. A large crowd gathered in the alley and a fight broke out between two groups. During that fight, police say Seguin pulled out a handgun and fired “multiple rounds in the direction of Griffin and a group of approximately 10-15 people,” the affidavit said. The video then showed Seguin run through the parking lot and drive away in a white Chrysler 300.
Officers tracked down Seguin using his social media posts, and he told them he had been at the scene of the shooting. He also identified himself in surveillance video, the affidavit said. A search warrant uncovered the clothes he had allegedly been wearing that night, along with a green and black Glock .40 caliber rifle with a loaded magazine.
Seguin faces deadly conduct and unlawful possession of a firearm charges. Jail records show he was transferred from the Travis County Jail to the Lubbock County Jail on Wednesday.