Teenaged Austin Murder Suspect Arraigned; Bail Set At $500,000
Austin, MN (KROC AM News) - A teenager accused of a drug-related murder in Austin was arraigned Friday in Mower County Court.
Conditional bail for 18-year-old Miquel Nunez was set at $500,000 and he was ordered back to court for another hearing later this month.
Austin police say the Sioux Falls teenager fled after the June 5th fatal shooting and was captured in the South Dakota city on July 8th.
Nunez is facing 3 counts of second-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old David Harris during what the criminal complaint described as a drug-related robbery. It's alleged Nunez went to the victim's home with several other people seeking to purchase some marijuana when he pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot all of the people in the house if they did not comply with his demand to hand over all of the drugs in the residence.
A witness, who told police he was shot and wounded while struggling with Nunez after the fatal shooting, indicated Harris was shot to death when he apparently heard the commotion and came out of a bedroom holding a gun. According to the criminal complaint, Harris shot back and wounded Nunez, who then fled after dropping his gun.