2 bodies in East Side home connected to killings, shooting of officers in Austin, police say

Double homicide at home in the 6000 block of Port Royal possibly connected to trio of shootings in Austin

SAN ANTONIO – The bodies of two people were found in a home Tuesday night in northeast Bexar County, and a man who is a suspect in the killings was arrested in Austin in connection with three shootings there.

One of the shootings left an Austin ISD police officer wounded.

Law enforcement authorities in Austin contacted BCSO to alert the agency that the shooting suspect, a man in his 30s, had ties to a home in the 6000 block of Port Royal in the Mission Hill community near Kirby. Salazar said the victims were well-known in the community.

The suspect was identified Wednesday by KSAT 12 News sources as Shane James, 34. He was booked into the Travis County Jail overnight on capital murder charges.

Salazar said a man and a woman in their 50s were found in a bedroom. They are believed to be family members of James, though that is not confirmed yet by detectives, who have been working through the night, sources said.

The sheriff said the killings at the home happened before the trio of shootings in Austin.

Additional information is expected to be released Wednesday by the Austin Police Department.

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