FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 25, 2018

TCSO Responds to Shooting on Christmas Eve

At 9:06 pm on December 24, 2018, TCSO responded to an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon call in the 13700 block of FM 969. First responders aided a 53 year old Hispanic male with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim is expected to survive the injury.

Detectives began their investigation immediately. At 6:38 am on December 25, 2018, the man who sustained the gunshot wound, Jesus Plata, 53 of Austin, was booked into the custody of the Travis County Jail and charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

Detectives continue to piece together the events leading up to the shooting. The investigation thus far suggests the persons involved are known to each other and the public is not believed to be in any danger.

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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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