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Austin police arrest suspect in slaying, random gunfire

July 14, 2018
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This photo provided by the Austin Police Department shows Charles Curry. Police say Curry, suspected in a fatal shooting at his Austin apartment complex, has been arrested Friday, July 13, 2018, after two people were later injured in random gunfire at passing vehicles. Curry was being held Friday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police believe he was driving and shooting at vehicles Wednesday, leaving two women slightly hurt. (Austin Police Department via AP)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say a man suspected in a fatal shooting at his Austin apartment complex has been arrested after two people were later injured in random gunfire at passing vehicles.

Travis County jail records show 29-year-old Charles Curry was being held Friday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police believe Curry was driving and shooting at vehicles Wednesday, leaving two women slightly hurt.

Assistant Chief Joe Chacon says a murder charge would be filed against Curry in Monday’s slaying of Christian Meroney, who lived at the same complex.

Highway security video led to a vehicle belonging to Curry, whose bond was $250,000.

Online records don’t list an attorney for Curry, who briefly worked for a political consultant and as a temporary employee for State Sen. Joan Huffman.

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