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Texas State student Justin Howell is the 20-year-old black man who was critically injured at protests last weekend and remains hospitalized, his older brother Joshua Howell wrote in The Battalion, Texas A&M University's student newspaper.


Howell is one of two young men Austin Police Department officers shot and injured with bean bag ammunition, leading them to be hospitalized, Chief Brian Manley said Monday.



"He has a fractured skull. He has brain damage. Doctors anticipate that when he wakes up, he will have difficulty telling his left from his right," Joshua wrote.

The second victim—Brad Levi Ayala, a Latino 16-year-old—is in stable condition but remains hospitalized, according to updates his siblings posted to a GoFund Me page. Since it was created on Monday, the fundraiser has received $132,716 from around 5,000 donors.



"This is the first time we've seen him not in pain and resting," Ayala's older brother Edwin wrote yesterday. "[His] muscles have been hurting him and he is being transferred to a special room for neurological testing."

APD also shot Saraneka "Nemo" Martin, a pregnant black woman, in the stomach and back, according to a GoFundMe page created by her husband Kenneth Martin. "Our baby is miraculously okay, as far as we know, but we will definitely need another check up," he wrote.

The page, also created on Monday, has raised $22,047 from 856 donors. Martin said donations would be used for medical and recovery expenses as well as legal counsel.

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