Texas Judge is Shot in Driveway of Her Own Home
A Texas State judge was shot in her own driveway late Friday and a manhunt was on this weekend as police searched for a shooter.
State District Judge Julie Kocurek, presiding felony judge for Travis County, was rushed to a hospital after the 10 p.m. shooting in serious condition.
While her condition was soon upgraded to stable, and her injuries not believed to be life-threatening, police were still eagerly seeking a suspect on Saturday.
"We don't have a lot of information about the suspect," said Austin Police Cmdr. Mark Spangler said in a press briefing late Friday. "We're working through number of witnesses that will hopefully be able to give us additional details that will help us track down this person or persons."
According to the Austin Statesman, Kocurek was not alone at the time of the shoot. A neighbor told the paper she'd heard "four pop," but no one was injured other than Kocurek.
As of Saturday, no information had been released by Austin police regarding a possible motive.
Then Gov. George W. Bush appointed Kocurek in January 1999. She served as the administrative judge presiding over all the county's criminal cases until 2014.