am on Friday, March 2, 2018, a 911 caller reported that an intruder had entered
her home in the 9000 block of Oliver Dr. and that multiple shots had been
fired. When deputies arrived on scene they discovered the body of Theodore
Shaughnessy, 55 of Austin. Mr. Shaughnessy sustained gunshot wounds.
and Crime Lab specialists worked into the night, meticulously combing through
the residence for evidence that will help explain what happened. Evidence of
entry into the home was discovered and it is believed that one or more
intruders came inside. It is also believed, based on evidence at the scene,
that an intruder may have been injured.
time, the suspect/s are unknown and at large. Detectives are looking into the
possibility that the suspect/s may have known the homeowners. Until the
suspect/s have been identified and arrested, TCSO recommends that neighbors be
aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior.
requests that anyone with information about this incident call the TCSO tip
line at 512-854-1444 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477. It is also requested
that homeowners and businesses in the immediate area of Oliver Drive who have
surveillance video of the evening of March 1st and the early morning
of March 2nd call the TCSO tip line. Video footage from vehicles
with dash cams that were traveling on HWY 290 between Oak Hill and Dripping
Springs during the 4:00 – 6:00 am time frame on March 2nd would also
be helpful to detectives.