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Another suspect arrested months after fatal North Austin shooting

The second suspect was arrested in the Chicago area.

AUSTIN, Texas — Members of the U.S. Marshals-led Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Illinois announced they arrested a second suspect in a fatal North Austin shooting Friday. 

A Travis County District Court issued an arrest warrant for Anthony Chandler Scott, 20, on July 29 following APD's investigation of the shooting. He was arrested just outside of Chicago.

Earlier this summer, the Austin Police Department announced that several months after the shooting, a first suspect had finally been arrested.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. on Jan. 29 at 1126 Mearns Meadow Blvd., near Quail Creek Neighborhood Park.

APD said officers arrived on the scene and found a man shot while seated in a vehicle. Austin-Travis County EMS arrived and began life-saving measures.

The man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:23 p.m. He was identified on Feb. 4 as Jose Franklin Rodriguez.

APD Homicide investigators and crime scene personnel arrived and began to investigate. APD said witnesses at the scene told police they heard an argument and saw a struggle inside the victim's vehicle. They then heard several gunshots and saw multiple suspects fleeing the scene.

A gray, four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or Infiniti, was seen leaving the area of the victim's car just after the shooting, police said. At the time, robbery was believed to be a motive.

APD said the Travis County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined the official cause of death was gunshot wounds and the manner of death was a homicide.

Detectives believed a person or persons of interest may have been wearing one of the wigs pictured below when the shooting occurred:

Credit: Austin Police Department

According to an affidavit, Scott allegedly shot Rodriguez multiple times. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force found out during their investigation into Scott that he had left Texas and was believed to be outside of Chicago.

The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Scott the morning of Friday, Aug. 13. He was taken to the Cook County Jail with a $250,000 bond.

The first suspect arrested was identified as 22-year-old Lashell Tynek Linton. She has been charged with first-degree murder.

Linton was arrested on May 29 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was taken to the Dallas County Jail with a $250,000 bond.

Anyone with more information is asked to call police.


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