The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified a new suspect in the June 12 homicide on 6thSt. An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for 19-year-old De’ondre “Dre” White. After the shooting, White changed his appearance by cutting and dying his hair. White was interviewed by APD detectives and then returned to Killeen, Texas where he went into hiding.
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 1:24 a.m., Austin police responded to multiple shots fired near the 400 block of E. 6th Street. At that time, a large crowd of people began to disperse in the area. Officers initially located several victims who had sustained gunshot wounds and were injured.Photos of De’ondre “Dre” White after the shooting. Courtesy of the Austin Police Department.
Officers immediately began performing life-saving measures on multiple victims. Officers transported six victims in police vehicles to the hospital. Three victims were transported in personal vehicles and Austin-Travis County EMS transported four victims to local hospitals.
There were a total of 14 victims who sustained gunshot wounds or were injured. Twelve victims are in stable condition, one victim remains in serious condition and Douglas John Kantor succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital and was pronounced deceased on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 12:01 p.m.
Although they did have involvement in the shooting incident, charges against the two original suspects have been dropped by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email email@example.com, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous.
The investigation is ongoing, San Marcos Corridor News will provide updates when made available.