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A man shot a teenager who was trying to rob him at North Austin's Domain Tuesday afternoon, the Austin Police Department said.


APD said 17-year-old Jaylyn Reed, who has been suspected in several recent robberies, will face an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon charge after he attempted to rob two people in a parking lot at 3400 Palm Way at around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The arrest affidavit reported that Reed came up behind the two people with a black shirt concealing his face, pointing a gun at one of the victims while asking for their backpack. The other victim then shot Reed with a concealed pistol, the affidavit said.

Reed left in a car that pulled up just before he was shot. The car drove a short distance before a passenger called 911 and Reed was hospitalized with a life-threatening gunshot wound, the affidavit said. The victim's property was later found in the car.

Reed has an "extensive criminal history of aggravated robbery" and was ordered to wear an ankle monitor that had been removed at the time of the incident, the affidavit said.

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A big announcement from Austonia

Howdy, and happy holidays.

I have some big news for you.

Austonia is now part of 6AM City, a fast-growing network of hyper-local newsletters across the country.

I’m proud to be telling you this, because 6AM City’s mission is very much like Austonia’s — a daily morning update on events, things-to-do and news, with an underlying mission of community building in the cities they serve.

If you’re not already subscribed, 6AM City’s Austin newsletter is called ATXtoday. One of its city editors is Laura Figi, who you’ll remember for her previous great work on Austonia’s newsletter.

I’ve been reading ATXtoday every day since it launched last year.

Starting this week, you’ll receive ATXtoday every morning and I’m confident it will become part of your daily wake up routine. Be sure to add hello@theatxtoday.com to your contact list (how to do that here).

Meantime let me thank you for your readership and support of Austonia, and convey my wishes for a great holiday season for you and those close to you.


Thank you,

Mark Dewey

Austonia CEO

Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.