South Dakota man involved in Austin homicide pleads not guilty

(ABC 6 News) – An Austin murder suspect that fled to South Dakota has entered a not guilty plea in the shooting death of David Harris.

Miguel Nunez, Jr. made his initial appearance in Mower County District Court on Thursday. Nunez entered a not guilty plea on all three charges including one count of 2nd-degree murder with intent and two counts of 2nd-degree murder without Intent.

According to court documents, Nunez had gone to a home in Austin to buy marijuana and threatened to shoot everyone inside if he wasn’t given all the drugs. David Harris heard the commotion, grabbed his gun, and opened the bedroom door when Nunez shot Harris and then ran away, according to court documents. A second victim struggled with Nunez and was also shot. Nunez did get shot as well and dropped his weapon on the way out.

Nuez is currently being held in the Mower County Jail on a $1 million bond with no conditions. Nunez’s next court appearance is an omnibus hearing set for September 24th.