AUSTIN – A former employee of a north Austin restaurant has been charged in connection to a Sunday evening shooting at the business.
The arrest affidavit for Daniel Sanchez, 24, states officers responded to the Fish Daddy’s Grill House, located along the northbound Interstate 35 frontage road north of Wells Branch Parkway, around 9:15 p.m. Sept. 3. The victim told police that Sanchez had hit him in the head with a shotgun and shot him in the face, and the affidavit states he was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police said they interviewed the victim in the hospital, and that he identified Sanchez in a photo line-up. During the interview, the victim said he had gone to his car to retrieve his cell phone charger when he heard what he thought was an explosion. The victim said he got out of his car and was attacked by Sanchez before fleeing back into the restaurant and getting help.
The affidavit states officers found a “spent 20 gauge shotgun shell” near the victim’s car, along with another live shotgun shell. Police also noted the victim had “numerous small bird shot sized gun shot pellet wounds from his upper chest to the top of his forehead.” Police also noted that two independent witnesses gave statements supporting the victim’s story.
Sanchez has been charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Online jail records do not list him in the Travis County Jail, and bond has been set at $35,000, with added restrictions that he must stay 200 yards away from both Fish Daddy’s Grill House and the alleged victim.