AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police are accusing three teens of taking part in an attempted robbery and shooting that sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital Saturday. According to an arrest affidavit, the victim was with potentially life-threatening injuries.
TCSO deputies were called to assist EMS at the intersection of Saracen Road and San Juan Road at 4:54 p.m. Saturday. The caller said that a man had run by with blood all over himself and that there were multiple gunshots. A second caller reported seeing lots of kids running down the street and cars speeding off, according to the affidavit.
When deputies arrived, they detained David Orion Dewey-Haagensen, 17, Jesus Corrales, 17, and a 16-year-old boy at the scene. They also recovered a shotgun that was believed to have been used in the shooting.
What caused the Austin shooting?
In an interview with deputies, the unidentified 21-year-old victim said that he had been using Snapchat to talk with the 16-year-old whom he knew from the neighborhood. The victim said the 16-year-old asked him whether he was at home and the victim confirmed that he was.
Moments later, the victim said there was a knock at his door on Lancer Lane. When he opened it, the 16-year-old and two masked men were at the door with a shotgun demanding that he give them everything he had.
Corrales told police that Dewey-Haagensen, the 16-year-old boy, picked him and another boy, Kevin, up to go “hit a lick” — a slang term meaning to rob someone. Corrales said Dewey-Haagensen had the shotgun, he had a knife and the 16-year-old had a fake BB gun. He said the plan was to rob the victim of his marijuana, but after the shooting they all ran off.
Austin-Travis County EMS took Dewey-Haagensen to the hospital for injuries he sustained while attempting to flee the scene. The 21-year-old victim was also taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, and the 16-year-old boy was taken to the Gardner Betts Juvenile Detention Center. Corrales is currently at the Travis County Jail on a $50,000 bond.