2 victims shot and killed 10 minutes apart in Austin last week identified

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two people shot 10 minutes apart last week were identified by the Austin Police Department on Wednesday. A man is charged with first degree murder in connection with the two crimes.

The suspect is Eric Rollins, 51, who was recently released from prison on an ankle monitor for an exceptional child molestation case. The APD is also investigating this matter. He is currently being held at Travis County Jail, police said.

The APD said the two shootings took place just 10 minutes apart on Thursday, April 28. The shooting locations are four miles apart.

Scene near Webberville Road where a person was shot on April 28, 2022 (KXAN Photo/Juan Salinas)

Shooting on Eastfield Avenue

APD said officers found Ishanae Rogers, 27, shot by her vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Eastfield Ave. around 12:44 p.m. She was taken to hospital by a family member, where she died of her injuries at 1:02 p.m.

The APD said “investigation shows” Rollins was driving away from the area in a red 2008 Ford Mustang convertible just after the shooting.

Autopsy results on April 29 showed Rogers died of a homicide-style gunshot wound.

Shooting on East Sixth Street

At approximately 12:54 p.m., police responded to an alley in the 400 block of East Sixth St. Upon arrival, officers found a man with “obvious trauma to his body.” Police attempted to save his life, but he died of his injuries at the scene at 1:08 p.m.

APD identified him as 29-year-old Michael Satterwhite Jr. Witnesses said Rollins drove away from the scene in a red 2008 Ford Mustang convertible. Police said video surveillance also showed him.

One person died following a shooting in the 400 block of East Sixth Street on Thursday afternoon.  (KXAN Photo/Brianna Hollis)
One person died following a shooting in the 400 block of East Sixth Street on April 28, 2022. (KXAN Photo/Brianna Hollis)

An affidavit of arrest said HALO cameras showed the car stopping and the driver getting out to confront a man. The driver then fired a gun several times at the victim before driving off.

The car’s owner told police he loaned the car to a family member and another person on the day of the shooting, the affidavit says. Another family member contacted detectives and said Rollins told them he had shot someone who had recently robbed him.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Rollins in the 500 block of W. 10th St.

Autopsy results from April 29 showed Satterwhite died of a gunshot wound in the manner of a homicide.

These are Austin’s 23rd and 24th homicides of the year, according to APD. Anyone with details or video of the shooting can contact APD Homicide by phone at (512) 974-TIPS or by email at [email protected]

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