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UPDATE: Suspect charged with murder, Austin victim's family opens up

Updated: June 09, 2021 10:37 PM
Created: June 05, 2021 03:38 PM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: Miguel Nunez Jr. of Sioux Falls is facing three charges: second-degree murder - with intent - not premeditated, along with two counts of second-degree murder - without intent - while committing a felony.

Police said Nunez had gone to the house in Austin to buy marijuana and threatened to shoot everyone if he wasn't given all the drugs, according to court documents. 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.

ABC 6 News spoke with David Harris's wife Ronica. She said David's actions saved everyone else's life. ABC 6 News will share more during Wednesday night's 10 p.m. broadcast.


(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: An arrest warrant for 2nd degree murder has been issued for 18-year-old Miguel Nunez Jr. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Mr. Nunez is considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone having information on his whereabouts should call law enforcement. 

Minnehaha County deputies in South Dakota said they tried to arrest Nunez on Monday but he ran away. Authorities said he was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, black hat and bright red shoes. 


(ABC 6 News) -- UPDATE: The Austin Police Department has identified the man killed in a shooting incident early Saturday morning.

The man has been identified as 45-year-old David Harris of Austin. Harris lived at the home where the shooting happened. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. 

'Additional details are still not being released as this remains an active and ongoing investigation. Investigators do continue to make progress in this case."


The Austin Police Department just released information about a shooting incident that took place at the 100 block of 12th St. NE.  Police say around 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, they received a 911 call about a shooting with several victims.

When they arrived at the scene, Austin Police say, they a man with gunshot wounds.  Lifesaving measures were performed but the man died at the scene. Police say they eventually found out there were other people who were injured during the shooting incident.  Police asked the assistance of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to help with the investigation.

Police say based on evidence and witness interviews, they believe this was a targeted incident and that there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Police say they will identify the victim after a preliminary autopsy is completed and family notification has taken place.

Austin Police say this is an active and ongoing investigation.


Several residents in the 100 block of 12th St. NE in Austin spoke with ABC 6 News and said that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Austin Police Department have been at a home all day Saturday. They believe an investigation of a possible suspicious death in the home. 

ABC 6 News reached out to the MN BCA and Austin Police Dept. and they told us that they will send more information later on Saturday.

Several residents in the area said that there was a person who died in the home. One of the neighbors showed ABC 6 reporter Devin Martin a video he recorded. The video showed authorities rolling out a body from the home.  One person shared his experience off camera and said that their dogs woke them up around 1:00 a.m. Saturday and that's when they saw squad cars just outside their home across the street. This person said he was shocked something like this could happen in this neighborhood. He said he believes it's dangerous to let his kid outside to play. 

Another woman we spoke with said she has lived in this neighborhood for 16 years. She said that the suspicious death is related to a growing drug problem in Austin. Danielle Goulet, one of the residents we spoke with also adds "Our neighborhood is a great community, we all know each other. But crime rates have been going up in Austin. It's scary that it's come to home. If they could try to limit that and catching up with reports that people have, that might have. It's great to know your community and your surroundings."

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