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Texas shooting suspect arrested in Crowley

Posted at 5:11 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 18:14:11-04

A man was arrested in Crowley on September 25, 2019, for a shooting near Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

According to KVUE, police arrested Davonte Tennille Miller, 20, in Crowley at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25th. The shooting took place on the 24th.

Police say he tried to evade police in his vehicle, but Crowley police officers were able to apprehend him.

Miller was arrested and charged by the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office with Hit and Run, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, and other drug charges.

Miller is accused of shooting an 18-year-old woman multiple times on Mill Street in San Marcos.

San Marcos Police responded to the shooting near the university shortly before 8 p.m. on September 24 after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. The woman was found with "multiple gunshot wounds" and officers applied four tourniquets to her injuries. She is expected to survive.

Police discovered the shooting took place in a parking lot near the woman's residence. Surveillance video shows a vehicle pull into the parking lot and back into a parking space. Moments later, the video shows what appears to be three gunshots, followed by two people running to the vehicle. The vehicle then speeds off.

KVUE says that police belief Miller is the shooting suspect. The second person who ran to the vehicle is an unidentified female who is not currently facing charges.

The San Marcos Police Department posted an update on Facebook, saying that upon return to Hays County, Miller will be charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. As the case develops, additional charges may be added.

San Marcos Police thanked the Crowley Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and the FBI for their assistance in the case. They also thanked the community "who came forward with critical information and video footage to help solve this case so quickly."