Austin man accused of murder attempt out of jail

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Victim condition listed as critical

By Trey Mewes, Austin Daily Herald

AUSTIN — The Austin man accused of attempted murder was released from jail on bond Friday.

Tyrone Price

Tyrone Price

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Tyrone Price, 28, was charged Thursday with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault for allegedly shooting 38-year-old Tyrone Maddox multiple times at 414 Fourth Street SE, the Whittier Place Townhomes. His bail was set at $500,000.

On Sept. 16, witnesses reported Maddox yelling he’d been shot, though they weren’t sure who had shot him. Another witness reported a silver four-door car leaving the area shortly after the shooting, which led police to suspect Price.

Officers found Price getting into his silver Jaguar in front of his home at the 800 block of Fifth Avenue Northeast, according to the complaint. Police saw a .357 caliber bullet sitting on top of insulation in an unfinished wall inside Price’s garage, where they later found several more bullets and a Ruger LCR .357 magnum revolver.

Maddox was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and was later airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital’s St. Marys Campus in Rochester. Maddox was listed in critical condition as of Thursday morning. Police Chief Brian Krueger said Maddox was shot once in the upper torso and twice in the leg.

Price’s next court appearance is Oct. 2.