Texas Organization Provided Bail for Dangerous Suspect in Deadly Shootings

(UnitedHeadlines.com) – In Texas, a former U.S. Army Infantry officer, Shane James (34), is accused of six homicides and wounding others after a shooting rampage in Texas. Local reports say a non-profit progressive outfit bailed him out after he assaulted family members. The group bailed James out on $300 misdemeanor bond costs.

Texas Organizing Project, a progressive non-profit that assisted in electing Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar and District Attorney Joe Gonzales, also bailed James out. According to its website, the organization supports liberal issues, including voting rights, illegal immigrant rights, and climate justice.

The group stated it was shocked and concerned by James’ behavior, and they recognize they must address this tragedy’s immediate and long-term effects on the bail program. The organization claimed it hasn’t spoken to James since 2022 and that its evaluations can’t predict future behavior.

The shooting spree in Austin started before 11 a.m. on Bachman Drive when an Austin Independent School system police officer was shot and wounded. Police claimed 911 reports regarding a man and woman dead on Shady Wood Drive arrived over an hour later. A male biker was shot and injured before 5 p.m. in the third incident.

A fourth was reported when an Austin policeman went to a burglary on Austral Loop. In the backyard, the man shot the officer numerous times. The injured officer fired back and hid. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. James escaped in a car without being struck by the officer.

Following James’s arrest, the remains of two victims were found. The Austin Police Department requested that the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office visit the suspect’s home. The two victims were discovered inside the residence by the sheriff’s officers when they saw water dripping under the front door.

James is in jail without bail. He previously committed aggravated assault on his parents and sister in January 2022.

Gov. Greg Abbott said that Texas is weeping for the families of the six Texans slain by a dangerous criminal who should never be seen again.

He stated that the killer shot two police officers in the course of duty and that Texas is for law and order, and violence is never allowed.

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