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. 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. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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