Man at shoot­ing scene faces tam­per­ing charge

Po­lice: 20-year-old took bloody gun from truck af­ter fa­tal in­ci­dent.

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Mark Wil­son md­wil­son@states­man.com Homi­cide

Travis Coun­tysh­er­iff ’s deputies have ar­rested a man sus­pected of re­mov­ing a bloody shot­gun from a truck in Del Valle af­ter an­other man was fa­tally wounded by gun­fire Thurs­day.

Car­ring­ton Kazhean Waites, 20, was booked into the Travis County Jail about 11:55 a.m. Thurs­day on charges of tam­per­ing with phys­i­cal ev­i­dence and re­sist­ing ar­rest, ac­cord­ing to jail records.

An ar­rest af­fi­davit said Waites was o ne of two peo p le first re­spon­ders found stand­ing next to a truck in the 8700 block of Lin­den Road where an­other man, iden­ti­fied by po­lice as Jor­dan Michael Ro­driguez, 26, had been shot around 12:42 a.m.

When emer­gency med­i­cal crews ar­rived, they found Ro­driguez in the rear pas­sen­ger seat of the truck bleed­ing heav­ily from his right thigh.

Medics pulled him out, tried to stop the bleed­ing and per­formed CPR on him, but he died from his in­juries around 1:20 a.m., offi-

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