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Texas attorney Gavin Rush caught on camera trying to kill ex-girlfriend at Austin bar

A crazed attorney from Austin, Texas was caught on camera allegedly trying to shoot his ex-girlfriend at the bar she labored at on Saturday, police stated.

Gavin Rush, 41, is out on bond after he allegedly stormed into the Anderson Mill Pub with a gun round 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and approached his ex, who was behind the bar, in accordance to arrest data obtained by KVUE.

He put a small leather-based satchel on the desk and requested if he may communicate along with her. When she stated “no,” he drew the gun and pointed it at her, with the laser sight aimed at her chest, in accordance to the affidavit and dramatic surveillance footage of the incident shared by Austin City Councilwoman Mackenzie Kelly.

Video of the incident exhibits two prospects at the bar leap into motion and deal with Rush, who reportedly fired off a number of photographs within the battle, and held him till police arrived. Fortunately, no one was struck.

The girl instructed police that he had simply discovered that she was in a brand new relationship, and had lately stopped answering his textual content messages after he threatened to hurt himself and her new accomplice.

One of the purchasers who tackled Rush, who wished to stay nameless, instructed KVUE that re-watching the footage of the incident makes him “just want to throw up.” 

“I don’t remember doing this, but I pushed his hand up and the gun went off,” he instructed KVUE. “Then we started flying backwards. I turned and grabbed him around the neck and another shot went off.”

Rush was subdued by two patrons who were sitting at the bar at the time of his attack.
Rush was subdued by two patrons who have been sitting at the bar at the time of his assault.
Twitter: Mackenzie Kelly

One of the purchasers stated that Rush tried to shoot himself within the head as they took him to the bottom, however the man stated he was ready to preserve Rush’s hand off the set off.

He stated three photographs have been fired in whole, together with one which shattered the mirror behind Rush’s ex-girlfriend.

“I’m completely deaf in my left ear right now,” the rescuer stated.

They have been each accustomed to the previous couple’s backstory, according to Fox 7 Austin.

Rush was charged with a second-degree felony, aggravated assault with a lethal weapon household violence. An emergency safety order was issued towards him, and was quickly again on the streets after making a $40,000 bond, KVUE reported.

“For $4,000, you can get out, go home, watch Netflix after trying to murder your ex-girlfriend – are you kidding me?” one of many prospects stated.

Local leaders have additionally spoke out towards how rapidly and simply Rush was launched from custody 

“This particular case seems to be one where the courts have failed this victim,” Thomas Villarreal, head of the Austin Police Association, instructed Fox 7.

Councilwoman Kelly, whose district encompasses the pub, tweeted: “This attorney belongs behind bars, pending a lengthy jury of his peers. I’m deeply disturbed watching this video and committed to a safe city.”

Rush has since been fired from the regulation agency the place he had beforehand labored, the agency confirmed.

He was beforehand charged in a home violence case by which he allegedly choked out a lady in Williamson County in 2017, KVUE reported. The case was finally dismissed after he accomplished anger administration counseling.

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