AUSTIN, Texas — The man charged of shooting another man who bounced into him in Downtown Austin last month has been arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
“Ronnie Joe Hardeman, 19, has been charged and arrested in connection to a shooting that happened in the 600 blocks of Sabine Street near West Sixth Street in the early morning hours of Aug. 30. Derrick Armstrong, 29, later died in the hospital” – The Austin Police Department
According to an affirmation extracted on Sept. 3, an eye witness told police she and a group of her friends were hanging out at the Waller Creek Park that night when she saw Armstrong reached there with his girlfriend. She said she saw Armstrong bump into Hardeman, which led to an argument between both of them.
Hardeman left, but returned after a while later and continued his argument Armstrong, the agreement states. The eye witness told police Hardeman shot Armstrong six times in the chest before escaping toward the creek.
Hardeman was arrested on Sept. 11 after the Austin-based task force gets to know that he had fled north to the Killeen area. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was assisted by the Austin Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Division of Waco.
He was ultimately found after coordinating observation in a home in the area. Officials encircled the home and arrested him without incident.
Hardeman was taken to the Bell County Jail, where he is punished to give $200,000 bond for murder.