Teenager Arrested in Deadly Texas Juneteenth Mass Shooting

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17-year-old Ricky Thompson III. Source: Fox 7 Austin

The Round Rock Police Department has arrested a teenager in connection with the Juneteenth festival shooting, which resulted in 2 deaths and 14 injuries.

17-year-old Ricky Thompson III was arrested Thursday morning and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The investigation revealed that he was taken into custody at 7:30 a.m. during a fugitive task force operation in Pflugerville, Texas. Court records indicate he is also facing an additional charge.

Fox 7 Austin reported:

Police say Thompson was the person they were looking for in the white hoodie.

“This case is still ongoing, We have a lot of work to do. We know Ricky Thompson was not the only shooter at this event. We are still looking for other suspects,” said Chief Allen Banks.

“Please understand we have a lot of evidence and casework to do to make sure we are getting the justice for these families that they deserve,” he said.

Manor ISD confirmed Thompson was a student in the district. The district is offering counseling and support services for those needing assistance processing the event.

According to police, Thompson was not the only gunman involved.

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Round Rock shooting victim Ara Duke (right)
Round Rock shooting victim Lyndsey Vicknair

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