Charges Filed In Deadly Texas Hospital Shooting

AUSTIN (January 3, 2014) Jesus Rodriguez, 32, was held Friday in the Travis County Jail, charged with murder in a New Year's Eve shooting outside of an Austin hospital that left another man dead.

His bond was set at $250,000.

Rodriguez was arrested after the shooting Tuesday night outside of University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin.

Hospital security personnel said they heard an altercation and then gunshots at around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim, Michael Charles Norwood, 47, died early Wednesday in the hospital’s emergency room.

Officers arrested Rodriguez a short time after the shooting.

Police documents say that Rodriguez said he went to the hospital for back problems and a place to hide from people he thought were trying to kill him, but hospital officials asked Rodriguez to leave.

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