Man accused of killing pedestrian in downtown Austin hit-and-run charged with murder: APD

AUSTIN, Texas - Austin police announced new charges against the man accused of a deadly hit-and-run in downtown Austin during South by Southwest (SXSW).

According to court documents, Tyrone Thompson is now charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

<div>Tyrone Thompson mug shot (Austin Police Department)</div>
Tyrone Thompson mug shot (Austin Police Department)

On Tuesday, March 12, police saw a vehicle parked in a parking lot that they say was tied to "persons having been involved in violent crimes and narcotics," according to an arrest affidavit.

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Thompson got into the driver's seat, and police tried to pull him over when they saw a broken headlight. That is when Thompson drove off running red lights and ultimately hitting two people in the crosswalk at Red River and E 7th St., court documents said.

Cody Shelton, 26, died in the crash. Shelton moved to Austin in 2016 to pursue his dream of becoming a chef.