Suspect identified in East Austin shooting

AUSTIN - Authorities have identified the man wanted in connection to a shooting and SWAT standoff in East Austin on Monday evening.

Police have charged Marvin Gettrelle Henson, 45, in connection to the shooting near the Mount Olive Baptist Church on Sept. 4. The affidavit states police were called to the area of East 11th and Chicon Streets around 8:30 p.m. Monday for a reported shooting in progress. Witnesses and the victim, who was shot in the leg, identified the shooter as Henson.

The victim told an APD detective that he and Henson had gotten into an argument while the two were gambling, and that Henson pulled out a handgun. According to the affidavit, the victim ran out of the home and heard two pops from the gun. The victim was hit in the leg and transported to Dell Seton Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

The APD SWAT team was called because investigators believed Henson was hiding in a nearby home, and that other occupants had initially refused to exit the home. The SWAT call ended a few hours later, but police said they did not find the suspect in the home. Huston-Tillotson University's campus was also locked down for a time as a precaution.

Henson is not listed in custody as of early Tuesday afternoon, and the affidavit states he is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The affidavit also states Henson’s bond has been set at $100,000.

This is a developing story. KVUE will update this page as more information becomes available.

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