The suspect, De’ondre “Dre” White, was located in Killeen, Texas, after a manhunt by members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Killeen Police Department SWAT team, Killeen police said.
White was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail, where he was awaiting arraignment, police said.
Authorities identified White as a suspect Tuesday, the same day that they dropped charges that were filed against two juvenile suspects in the shooting, which occurred along Austin’s Sixth Street nightlife district. They said at the time that they had questioned White and released him, but reinstated him as a suspect in the case after receiving new information from a witness.
The shooting is believed to have stemmed from a dispute between rival groups of teenagers, according to court documents obtained by FOX 7.
Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza said the two juveniles who were arrested previously in the case did not have sufficient evidence against them, so the charges they faced were dismissed.
The victim who died was identified as Douglas Kantor, 25, a Michigan State graduate and Ford Motor Co. employee from Michigan, who was in Austin to visit friends, reports said.
“The tragic incident that occurred in Austin on June 12th received nationwide attention and we are happy to report that the murder suspect is in custody,” Kimble added. “We would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service and our SWAT team for their dedication and persistence to help close a chapter in this investigation. We are glad to work with dedicated professionals that are committed to keep our communities safe regardless of boundaries.”
Killeen is about 70 miles north of Austin.
Fox News’ Dom Calicchio contributed to this report.