AUSTIN, Texas — Police have identified a suspect from one of the five shootings that happened in Austin over the weekend of March 16 and March 17.
According to an affidavit obtained by KVUE, Briyon Lamar Smith, 28, allegedly shot twice at the manager of a Denny's restaurant located at 7100 North Interstate 35. Witnesses called 911 at around 6:21 a.m.
The manager was shot in the center of the chest and the upper right arm and was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
At a press conference on March 18, police said a customer and employee got into a dispute over nonpayment, which resulted in the shooting. The suspect's vehicle was identified as being from outside of town.
Police watched video surveillance from the night of the shooting, which reportedly showed a group of people parked behind the Denny's in the parking lot. Police said five of the people were seen entering the Denny's, and a short time later, Smith was seen leaving. He got in the driver's seat of the parked car.
One of the unidentified suspects was reportedly seen assaulting the manager and another Denny's employee. Police said that is when Smith shot the manager. The suspects then got in the car, which was seen going southbound on south I-35.
Smith faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and faces a bond of $30,000. According to online records, he is not currently in the Travis County Jail.
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