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Suspect in 2021 Sixth Street mass shooting to appear in court Tuesday

De'ondre White faces a murder charge and 14 counts of aggravated assault.

AUSTIN, Texas — The suspected gunman in last June's mass shooting on Sixth Street is expected in court Tuesday.

De'ondre White faces a murder charge in connection with the death of 25-year-old Douglas Kantor, a visitor to Austin. He also faces 14 counts of aggravated assault for the other people injured in the shooting. 

White appeared in court in April, where his attorney maintained his innocence. Investigators say White was part of an ongoing dispute between groups and fired shots into a large crowd on Sixth Street on June 12, 2021.

Another suspect in the shooting, Jeremiah Tabb, is accused of evidence tampering in the case. He was released on bond in January. Tabb was initially scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday as well, but his appearance was rescheduled to Aug. 16.

In the wake of the shooting, Austin Councilmember Kathie Tovo launched the "Safer 6th Street" initiative, which included plans to add more lighting and cameras, give business owners handheld metal detectors and create an EMS staging area. Since then, some of the initiative's elements have been implemented.

On June 12, 2022, a memorial was held on the corner of Sixth and Neches streets in honor of Kantor and the victims injured in the shooting one year prior.

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