AUSTIN — A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that happened at a Capital Metro bus in October 2018.
On the morning of Oct. 24, police said Deontony Standberry was on a CapMetro bus when he allegedly accused a different rider of taking his headphones. The two started arguing, according to police.
At a bus stop located at Springdale and Webberville roads, Standberry's friend took Standberry's backpack off the bus and placed it on the ground outside. Standberry followed his friend off the bus to get his backpack while his friend got back on the bus just before it started driving off.
Standberry is accused of grabbing a gun from his backpack and firing twice at the bus as it moved away from the bus stop.
The shooting caused many of the passengers to fear for their life. It also caused more than $2,000 worth of damage to the bus. No one was injured in the shooting, police said.
Because of the nearby incident, Ortega Elementary School was temporarily placed on a lockout, which means that doors are locked at the school, but things are resuming as usual inside.
After the shooting, police released a screenshot of the surveillance video which captured the shooting suspect.
Police later identified the shooter as Standberry. He is currently in jail and faces charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief in connection with the incident.