Suspect in West Campus shooting faces new charge

Construction site shooting

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The man who police say shot a construction foreman, setting off a gun battle in Austin’s West Campus neighborhood is facing an attempted aggravated assault charge for a previous incident at the same building.

According to court documents, Jesus Delarca-Reyes had been fired from his job as a construction worker at the job site at 1901 Rio Grande St. when he got into an argument with his supervisor over the amount he was paid.

The supervisor summoned a foreman and a second supervisor but the document says Delarca-Reyes “picked up a wooden 2X4 construction board and attempted to hit the victim a couple of times.’

Delarca-Reyes threatened to come back if he wasn’t paid correctly and kill the supervisor.

Then, police say he returned on Aug. 30 and opened fire at a foreman. The foreman drew his concealed handgun and shot the Delarca-Reyes.

Delarca-Reyes was charged with aggravated assault. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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