AUSTIN—A man who fired several shots outside the Texas Capitol was trying to reload his weapon when police confronted him and tackled him to the ground, according to court records.
Fausto Cardenas remains in Travis County's jail Friday on a felony charge of deadly conduct. Bond is set at $250,000.
An arrest affidavit filed Friday describes Thursday's shooting incident on the south steps of the Capitol.
State Trooper Husain Roussel says he spotted Cardenas outside the Capitol after hearing shots ring out. He says he saw Cardenas "reloading a magazine" and noticed a pistol in his waistband and empty shell casings where Cardenas was standing.
State troopers tackled the 24-year-old suspect and arrested him. No one was injured in the shooting, which briefly shut down the Capitol.