APD seeks public’s assistance in investigation

APD seeks public’s assistance in investigation

Credit: Austin Police Department

APD seeks public’s assistance in investigation

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on January 16, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 12:10 PM

AUSTIN -- Austin Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s assistance for information.

APD is asking anyone who saw or heard anything between 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday near the Carousel Pediatrics at 7112 Ed Bluestein Blvd, to call the Special Investigations Unit at 512-974-6840.

The investigation pertains to Monday's officer-involved shooting that injured officer Roosevelt Granderson from the Austin Police Department.

Police have charged 51-year-old Mark Fruge with two counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of attempted murder, and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

Austin police say Fruge followed an armored car driver into the Fallas store at Capital Plaza. He robbed the driver and took his gun. When a store clerk began screaming, investigators say Fruge fired at her with a 10 mm semi-automatic. He then ran out and jumped into his car. A witness followed Fruge as he drove away.

Granderson, a four-year member of the force and Officer Aaron Pippin caught up to the suspect near Springdale Road. Chief Art Acevedo said after shooting at the officers, Fruge carjacked another person and forced the victim to drive him to his apartment complex off Highway 290. Police were already there waiting and arrested at that location without incident.

 

 

 

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