Two people are dead after shots were fired Monday night, and police have named a suspect.
Terrence Wayne Lewis, 35, has been named the primary suspect in an alleged double homicide late March 27. Police say the incident was isolated and there is no ongoing threat to the public.
According to the Elgin Police Department, officers were dispatched for shots fired in the 800 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, north of the intersection of U.S. 290 and Texas 95. Police found a woman and a man with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Residents were ordered to shelter in place by officers, who also shut down South MLK Jr. Boulevard, as the investigation began.
"First responders attempted lifesaving measures on both victims," said EPD in a press release. "Due to the extent of the injuries, they were pronounced deceaseed at the scene."
They were identified as Crystal D. Fitzgerald, 43, and Reggie W. Smith, 45. Names of the deceased were held until next of kin were notified.
Suspects were unknown at first before EPD put out a description to the public.
“Officers are searching for a black male suspect, thin build, with ‘blue dreadlocks,’” said police staff in a statement. “We (did) have air support and K9 assets on scene.”
As Monday turned into Tuesday, March 28, police suspended their search for the suspect as of 1:02 a.m. The scene was cleared by 7:07 a.m., and the road reopened.
Detectives named Lewis as their primary suspect later that afternoon. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, with no bond.
"Higher charges are likely as the investigation proceeds," added EPD in its release.
Lewis' whereabouts were unknown as of midday Tuesday. To report a tip regarding Lewis' wherabouts, call or text Sgt. Nichole Brimhall at 512-801-5750, or email her at email@example.com.
Several agencies participated in the event. Assisting EPD were the Bastrop and Travis county sheriff's offices, the Manor Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Lee County Sheriff's Office and Austin Police Department's air unit.