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Police arrest suspect in deadly shooting at Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock

The facade of the Round Rock Police Department, with flags above a sign.
Michael Minasi
KUT News
The Round Rock Police Department released the names of the two people killed at a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday night.

Round Rock police have arrested a suspect in connection to a deadly shooting that took place at the city's Juneteenth celebration last weekend.

In a news conference Thursday, Chief Allen Banks said police had arrested 17-year-old Ricky Thompson III of Manor. Banks said Thompson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — a second-degree felony.

Banks said police continue to investigate the shooting.

Lyndsey Vicknair, 33, of Manor, and Ara Duke, 54, of Pflugerville, were killed after a fight broke out between two groups at the event. More than a dozen others were injured.

"We know Ricky Thompson was not the only shooter at this event," Banks said. "We're still looking for other suspects."

Banks said it's possible that Thompson's charge will be upgraded.

"We have a lot of evidence, a lot of case work to continue to do to make sure that we're getting the justice for these families that they deserve," Banks said.

People who have video or information about the incident are asked to contact the Round Rock Police Department at 512-218-5500.

Kailey Hunt is KUT's Williamson County reporter. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on Twitter @KaileyEHunt.