A Nigerian man named Chimene Onyeri, 28, has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Texas state judge, Julie Kocurek.
Onyeri was a defendant whom the judge was prosecuting at the time of the shooting.
Onyeri was being prosecuted by Kocurek in a fraud case from 2012, when she was shot in the driveway of her Austin home on Friday night. She didn’t die but an got away with an ‘extremely serious injury’.
Onyeri will now be questioned about the shooting as he is indicted for a theft in Louisiana.
Kocurek had been receiving threats after presiding over controversial cases.
She was taken to hospital in a serious condition on Friday and has since been upgraded to a stable condition. Police said her injuries are not believed to be life threatening and refused to comment further on the arrest.