Man hit with stun gun downtown, another runs from police

Jeffery James Simmons

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Police say a video showing an arrest this afternoon in the middle of a South By Southwest crowd downtown is real.

Jr Torres shot this video as police arrested three men he says were in a fight. At one point, officers can be seen shooting one of the men with a stun gun.

Then, while on the ground with him, another man in handcuffs took off. Police identified the man as 24-year-old Jeffery Simmons and said they eventually shocked him with a stun gun and arrested him.

Simmons is facing a charge of Evading Arrest.

APD say the call came in late Wednesday afternoon.

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