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Man Accused Of Killing Former San Angelo Police Officer Hospitalized

Published On: May 24 2012 08:03:52 AM CDT   Updated On: May 24 2012 08:06:54 AM CDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

A man accused of fatally shooting of former San Angelo police officer Jaime Padron at a north Austin Walmart last month has been hospitalized.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday that 24-year-old Brandon Montgomery Daniel was hospitalized over the weekend, but it was not clear why.

Reports from the Travis County Sheriff's Department initially said Daniel had ingested medication then later said he had not.

Neither Daniel's lawyer, Bill White, nor prosecutors would comment on his hospitalization Wednesday.

Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said federal privacy laws prevented him from discussing Daniel's medical status.

Prosecutors say a Friday hearing in the case has been postponed until June 13.

Daniel is charged in the April 6 shooting death of Padron, an Austin senior police officer, who was responding to a call about a drunk man inside the store.

Pardon was shot and killed about 2:30 a.m. while responding to a call of an intoxicated subject at the Walmart in north Austin.

Padron was a former Marine who began his law enforcement career with the San Angelo Police Department in March 1995. He served with the San Angelo Police Department for 14 years.

During his time with the San Angelo Police Department, Padron was assigned to the patrol, gang and narcotics divisions, according to Lt. David Howard of the SAPD.

In September of 2008, Padron joined the Austin Airport Police Department and later transferred to the Austin Police Department, where he had worked for the past three years.