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Car Crashes Into SXSW Crowd: Suspect Charged with Capital Murder

 
Car Crashes Into SXSW Crowd: Suspect Charged with Capital Murder

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There's more news coming to light regarding the suspected drunk driver who police say plowed into a crowd early Thursday morning at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, killing two people and injuring 23 others.

The suspect, identified as Rashad Charjuan Owens, was in town to perform during the fest at an East Austin club before police say he drove through barricades and plowed into a crowd of South by Southwest attendees.

Austin police say the 21-year-old will be charged with two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault.

 

Owens, who goes by the stage names of KillingAllBeatz or K.A.B254, was set to perform at Club 1808. His brother, Lamar Wilson, told the American Statesman that he borrowed a car from a friend named Andrew Barmwell, but a spokesman for Fort Hood, where Barmwell is stationed, said that the soldier reported his car stolen on Thursday morning.

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A drunk driver trying to elude police plowed his car into a crowd of people at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas overnight, killing two people and injuring two dozen.

Police say they tried to stop the driver who was headed the wrong way on a one-way street when he suddenly sped off and drove right into the crowd in front of a nightclub. The two people killed, a man and a woman, were each riding mopeds. Five of the injured are in critical condition.

The suspect, who attempted to flee on foot, was taken into custody and faces two counts of capital murder.

-Rolling Stone

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