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Texas gun owner shoots teen in the course of alleged attempted theft


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A Texas gun operator defended himself and an additional female from a teen who allegedly experimented with to rob them at gunpoint in Austin, Texas past week, law enforcement announced.

Jaylyn Reed, 17, has now been billed with aggravated theft with a lethal weapon. Reed was previously convicted of a sequence of robberies in 2021. Police say he was unveiled from juvenile detention on May 27 with an ankle keep track of, which he slash it off two days later on. Reed then fully commited a collection of nine robberies in five days, police say.

Reed reportedly approached the male and woman soon soon after exiting a motor vehicle, which law enforcement say contained three other suspects.

“Surveillance video clip recorded Reed as he exited the auto and approached a black male sufferer and a black female victim,” police wrote. “Reed pulled out a handgun and robbed the male victim of his backpack. At the exact same time, the other suspects in the car moved forward and waited for Reed. Reed moved towards the getaway car or truck while pointing his handgun at the woman target. The male victim pulled out his firearm and fired quite a few photographs at Reed and all those in the Chevy Malibu in self-defense.”

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The male victim struck Reed in the leg.

Law enforcement located Reed and the other 3 suspects shortly afterward and utilized a tourniquet to Reed’s leg just before he was taken to the hospital. Authorities recovered a range of stolen objects at the scene, like handguns.

Law enforcement have unveiled shots of Reed and two of his accomplices, Andre Harris and Paul Rossum, both 18 a long time old. The fourth suspect was a minor, however.

Jaylyn Reed, 17. (Courtesy, Austin Police Department)

Jaylyn Reed, 17. (Courtesy, Austin Police Division)

Paul Rossum, 18. (Courtesy, Austin Police Department).

Paul Rossum, 18. (Courtesy, Austin Law enforcement Division).

Andre Harris, 18. (Courtesy, Austin Police Department)

Andre Harris, 18. (Courtesy, Austin Law enforcement Office)

Police explained the four suspects dedicated each of the robberies in comparable style.

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“All nine robberies that took place lately were fully commited likewise throughout the daytime,” the APD wrote. “One particular suspect would exit the car or truck and then enter a busy organization spot. The other suspects inside the vehicle would also discover opportunity ‘targets.’ After a particular person is determined, the suspects strategy them, point a handgun, and need their possessions. In numerous situations, the victims experienced head injuries following getting ‘pistol-whipped’ by the team of adult males.”

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