Austin Gun Battle Death of Michael Carothers – Obituary
17-year-old Michael Carothers has died in a fatal Austin gun battle that occurred on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in downtown Austin. It happened at about 1 a.m. and when officers arrived at the scene, they found two groups of young men engaged in a gun battle. An officer opened fire, sending the two groups running.
Once the dust settled, officers located Michael suffering severe bullet wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead later.
Witnesses said the shooting was the result of a dispute between two groups of youths. At a certain point, multiple weapons were drawn and the gun battle erupted.
The shooting is being investigated and officers say they will soon release footage of the incident.
One person believed to have been a participant in the gun battle was arrested. He has not been identified.