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Updated: Monday, August 12 2013, 08:22 PM CDT
A man was arrested last Friday for allegedly shooting a gun through the front window of his home in Southeast Austin -- and into a neighbor's bedroom where two people were sleeping -- after he thought he heard his wife having sex with someone outside.
According to the arrest affidavit, 40-year-old Mark Cruz is charged with deadly conduct, a third degree felony.
It happened at around 6:20 a.m. in the 4500 block of Glade Line Drive, about one mile east of I-35 and just south of William Cannon Drive.
Police were responding to a shots fired call in the area when an officer saw Cruz running down the street with a gun in his hand.
Cruz was ordered to the ground and taken into custody. He told police a man -- that he never actually saw -- had been outside his home having sex with his wife. He told police he could hear his wife groaning and that he thought he heard the man say he had a gun -- so he got his own gun and started shooting out the front window, according to court documents.
Cruz jumped out another window and ran from his home. When he saw a police car he began firing his gun in the air to get the officer's attention, according to the affidavit.
The bullets Cruz fired through his front window went into a bedroom across the street where two people -- one of them an 11-year-old child -- were sleeping, according to the affidavit.
Police say Cruz's wife had left the home the night before to stay at her son's home about fifteen minutes away because Cruz had been doing drugs and she feared for her safety.
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