A Texas father called 911 for help after witnessing a mass shooting suspect enter his home live, according to a probable cause affidavit.
“A man who was watching live footage from his home surveillance system called 911 to report that someone had broken into his home on the Austral Loop in the southwest part of San Antonio,” the affidavit obtained by WOAI-TV in San Antonio states. “That's what he said.” “Detectives arrived at the scene and confronted James, who fired multiple shots, striking the detectives, before stealing a car from the residence and fleeing at a high rate of speed.”
A special needs woman and her daughter were found dead inside their home. They were two of six people allegedly killed by Shane James Jr., 34, in a daylong crime spree in two counties on Dec. 5.
Detectives who viewed the security footage showed James kicking in the back door of the home, and then killing Katherine Short, 56, and Lauren Short, who was found armed and shot. Short, 30, was found. The weapon was identified in the affidavit as an Inland Manufacturing Co. 1911 A1 .45 caliber pistol, NBC reported.
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The women were identified by the man who called 911 as his wife and daughter, according to court records.
James is now charged with two counts of murder after authorities said on Tuesday that he left a trail of violence from his parents' home in the San Antonio area to Austin. Authorities say James killed his parents Phyllis and Shane James Sr. before driving about 130 miles to Austin, killing four more people and killing three others, including two Austin police officers. I was injured.
According to Austin police, the two people killed in the rampage were Emmanuel Pop Ba, 32, and Sabrina Rahman, 24.
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In January 2022, James was charged with aggravated assault against his mother, father, and sister. fox san antonio report. James was bonded by the Texas Organizing Project, according to bail records. The Project is a nonprofit organization focused on the progressive issues that helped elect Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzalez and Sheriff Javier Salazar.
James served as an Army infantry officer from February 2013 to August 2015, Bryce Dubey of the Army's Department of Defense Office of the Director of Public Affairs told Fox News Digital. He had no deployments and separated from the military on August 17, 2015.
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He retired with the rank of lieutenant, Dubey said.
FOX News' Stephen Solace, Luis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.