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Austin murder suspect held on $1M bond in Mower County jail

Austin murder suspect held on $1M bond in Mower County jail Photo: Mower County Jail.

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Updated: July 16, 2021 02:41 PM
Created: July 16, 2021 02:35 PM

(ABC 6 News) -  An Austin murder suspect that fled to South Dakota is now back in Mower County Jail.

Miguel Nunez Jr., 18 of Sioux Falls, was booked into jail Thursday afternoon on second-degree murder charges. Nunez Jr. is being held on $1M bail.

Nunez is facing one count of 2nd degree murder with intent and two counts of 2nd degree murder without intent. 

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Minnehaha County South Dakota deputies located Nunez Jr hiding in a home’s attic in the 3400 block of N. 6th Ave in Sioux Falls.

He was wanted for second-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old David Harris on June 5 in Austin.

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According to court documents, Nunez had gone to a home in Austin to buy marijuana and threatened to shoot everyone 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 then got away, according to court documents.

A second victim struggled with Nunez and was also shot, according to court documents. Nunez was also shot and dropped his weapon on the way out.

Nunez is scheduled to make his first court appearance July 29.
 


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