Argument at Cedar Park home leads to shooting of 39-year-old man

Travis County

Kelly Lawrence Schernik (Cedar Park Police Photo)

CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — One person was rushed to the hospital Sunday morning after a shooting in Cedar Park.

Cedar Park police officers found 39-year-old Jason Sean Robinson with multiple gunshot wounds after responding to a call around 5:45 a.m. Sunday at 2114 Bindon Drive. Robinson’s vital signs are stable, police say.

According to Cedar Park police, the shooting happened due to an argument between Robinson and Kelly Lawrence Schernik, 37, early Sunday morning. Both men know each other and police believe the shooting happened over Schernik staying at the house.

Robinson’s girlfriend, a witness to the shooting, told police she and Robinson were hosting a party Saturday night at the home they share together, according to an arrest affidvait. Schernik was at the party, but left with the witness around 11 p.m. to visit another friend’s house.

Schernik and the witness returned to the home around 3:30 a.m. and fell asleep in a guest bedroom, the affidavit says. Robinson woke up around 5 a.m., walked into the guest bedroom and began yelling at Schernik to get out.

The affidavit says Robinson was holding a gun, but wasn’t pointing it at anyone. Schernik told Robinson that he and the witness “didn’t hook up” as he was packing up to leave, police say.

The witness told police the two men continued to argue near the entryway of the home when she heard five gunshots and saw Schernik running to his vehicle, the affidavit says. Robinson told the witness that Schernik shot him and to call 9-1-1.

Cedar Park police reviewed surveillance video from the front porch of the home and say it shows Schernik leaning inside the home and he appears to be pointing a hand gun. The video then shows Schernik walk away and leave the house, the affidavit says.

Following the shooting, Schernik left in a vehicle and was later found at his home where he was taken into custody without incident and booked into Travis County Jail. As of Monday morning, he is still in custody.

Schernik was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon – a second-degree felony.

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