Driver Charged With Capital Murder In SXSW Rampage

Source: Mike Ward / Houston Chronicle

AUSTIN ­– A 21-year-old aspiring rapper from Killeen was charged Friday with one count of capital murder, accused of ramming a speeding car into a South by Southwest festival crowd as he fled a police drunken-driving stop.

Two people were killed and 23 others were injured in the early Thursday rampage, police said.

Rashad Charjuan Owens, a father of six who had been in Austin to perform at a club, was ordered held in the Travis County Jail in lieu of $3 million bail.

He was arrested by officers after crashing a four-door Honda sedan into the crowd outside The Mohawk Club about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, hitting a moped, a bicycle, a taxi and a parked van before coming to rest against a curb. Police said he fled the vehicle, and had to be subdued with a Taser after a brief chase.

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  • big dong

    you apes proud of this piece of crap?

    • erioalex

      is that a rhetorical question, Dong?
      (pretty sure apes wouldn’t read this)

    • Guest

      (pretty sure apes couldn’t read this)

    • daphnejackson

      Yes… and do crakkas bleed…

    • daphnejackson

      Do crakkas bleed…

      • big dong

        brilliant!

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