TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas - The family home of Quinton Wiles was decorated for Christmas just last week according to his neighbors.
Wiles and his longtime friend, who has not been identified, seemed to be looking forward to the holidays. That’s why Greg Valentine who lives across the street finds it hard to explain the confrontation that left behind this torn piece of crime scene tape.
"Very sweet guys, never had any problems, there were never any arguments in public, very great neighbors,” said Valentine.
Quinton wiles was shot and wounded by Austin police Sunday morning. Investigators say wiles came out of his Greenhill Place home and refused to drop a knife. The knife was allegedly used to stab his friend. That man, was found collapsed at the front door. During a briefing Sunday, Interim Police Chief Brian Manley spoke about a possible motive.
"The suspect in the incident had sent a note to an individual that that individual took as a suicide note,” said Manley.
Wiles was charged Monday with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The man who was stabbed is recovering from his wounds. The incident at Greenhill Place was the 2nd officer involved shooting in three days, the first happened Friday at an Apartment complex on Lynnwood St.
Austin police said when they arrived they found a man attacking a woman with a knife. The man is identified as Aubrey Garrett who was charged with 1st degree murder. According to this arrest warrant, Garrett and the woman were staying at his brother's apartment. When officers ordered him to stop, Garrett allegedly disregarded commands, tossed patio furniture and continued the knife attack on the victim who was on the ground. The woman was identified Monday as Andrea Faye Lindsey.
Neither motive for the attack was not mentioned in the court documents. When asked about the two incidents Chief Manley, Sunday, could only offer this assessment.
"You know we are a major metropolitan city we've had many, many, months without having one that's just how they are. There's no rhyme or reason or sequence to these things,” said Manley.
Both officers who were involved in the shootings are on paid administrative leave which is standard procedure. The officer in the Sunday shooting is identified as, Jason Canales. He has been on the force for eight years.
The officer in the Friday shooting is Alfredo Delvalle. He has been on the force for 23 years.
According to police records Garrett has a prior criminal history.
Back in Nov. Garrett was charged for possession of a controlled substance. According to an arrest warrant Garrett was pulled over for having expired tags on the vehicle he was driving. When police searched the Ford SUV they discovered drug paraphernalia and drugs. He was booked and held on bond for $25,000. During the search Garrett admitted to police that he possessed crack cocaine and that it belonged to him.